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.

Comments (13)
  1. Skinny says:

    He will be sadly missed around Clemson S.C. . My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Will Miss You !!!!

  2. grammadee says:

    He attempted to jump from one floor to another. OBVIOUSLY, he had to have been drunk, high, or just plain STUPID. What an unnecessary lossof life. Why do these so called young ADULTS think they are invinceable???

    1. farquar says:

      Darwin has made his statement by eliminating the weak one.

      You CAN fix stupid, but it hurts.

  3. Gooch McNasty says:

    wow, this person will be missed..from his inevitable appearance on the Jerry Springer show. what an idiot. NEXT!!

  4. TuffGuy says:

    Hold my beer, watch this!

  5. Chuck Seese says:

    Nobody LOST a day of vacation, we just had an extra day in Nassau, and never made it to Freeport. Perhaps if someone in your family had passed, you’d want a little more sympathy, instead of saying something stupid and classless. Way to stay classy James!!

  6. Geneva says:

    I agree with Chuck. The guy was stupid but he didn’t deserve to die. I’m sure you did some dumb stuff when you were younger. Not as dumb as jumpping from floor to floor, but dumb.

  7. Jon Anthony says:

    Tragedy, agreed,


    On some small miscroscopic level, the average IQ on this crazy planet improved over the weekend.

  8. Michele says:

    It just goes to show you that stupidity can be fatal. My condolences to the family.

  9. hahaha says:

    Darwin strikes again……

  10. Louise says:

    what ship was this?

  11. Sean says:

    Tragedy-sure. but the article did not tell you about all the other passengers thru the years that never made it to port, oh well, global population is still on the rise.