A 15-year-old boy reportedly died after falling overboard from a cruise ship heading back to Miami on Wednesday.
A “Man Overboard” alarm was reportedly sounded at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening aboard the MSC Seashore cruise ship as it headed back to Miami after a five-day trip in the Caribbean, according to Crew Center. The outlet reported that a 15-year-old child fell from a balcony.
MSC Cruises said in a statement that the child died and that the incident was an apparent suicide, Fox News reported.
“A young man travelling with his family on board MSC Seashore appears to have died of suicide Wednesday evening,” MSC Cruises told Fox News. “Our team immediately notified authorities and our care team is assisting the young man’s family on board.”
A Miami-Dade County detective told Fox News that an investigation into the events was ongoing but no foul play was suspected.
A video taken by a passenger reportedly aboard the MSC Seashore shows a frantic scene as passengers rushed to the sides of the ship following the sounding of the “Man Overboard” alarm.
“All of us at MSC Cruises are heartbroken. The family remains in our thoughts and prayers,” MSC Cruises said.
When reached for comment, MSC Cruises told the Daily Caller News Foundation that “out of respect for the family’s privacy, we will not be discussing any additional details.”
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