NASSAU, Bahamas (CBSMiami) – A 26-year-old passenger on a Carnival Cruise Line ship died over the weekend while docked in the Bahamas.
Miami-based Carnival released a statement saying that the man, from South Carolina, “fell from one of the upper levels of the ship’s atrium to the lobby level” on Friday night while the ship was docked in Nassau.
Bahamas police said in a statement Saturday that the man was apparently trying to jump from one floor to another. He was declared dead at the scene.
The ship’s visit to Freeport on Saturday was canceled due to the investigation.
Officials did not release the man’s name or home town.
The statement released by Carnival said: “We are deeply saddened by this tragic event and extend our heartfelt condolences to the guest’s family and loved ones.”
The ship departed Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday for a five-day Bahamas cruise. It returned to Charleston Monday.