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Cruise ship returns to Australia after young man dies in non-suspicious circumstances

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS

UPDATE

It’s been confirmed the passenger has died in non-suspicious circumstances.

In an official statement Princess Cruises confirmed security video has since been reviewed, and it’s been determined the guest intentionally went overboard.

“The guest’s family was notified and our Care team is providing support at this difficult time.”

EARLIER

It’s believed a passenger has fallen overboard from a cruise ship in between Australia and New Zealand.

The Golden Princess is returning to Melbourne after the crew mounted a search for a 22-year-old man.

Full statement:

“Princess Cruises has confirmed that a 22-year-old male guest was reported missing on Golden Princess last night (Monday, January 21). The ship is currently on a 13-night cruise to New Zealand and is scheduled to complete the round-trip cruise in Melbourne tomorrow.

Public address announcements were made on board and a full search of the ship was conducted but the guest has not been located. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority’s Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Canberra was notified.

An extensive search was conducted of the entire ship including all guest cabins and public spaces and CCTV footage is being reviewed. We are naturally extremely concerned for the guest’s welfare.”

Lifeline 13 11 14

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