Man Dies After Falling From Cruise Ship into Strait

A man who fell from the eighth-deck balcony of a cruise ship near Neah Bay has died.

That according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

A helicopter rescue crew recovered the unresponsive man from the water near the Strait of Juan de Fuca on Tuesday afternoon.


The unidentified 73-year-old man was later pronounced dead.

The passenger potentially fell off of the cruise ship Seven Seas Mariner near Cape Flattery, around the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The ship was bound for Victoria.

The Coast Guard Pacific Northwest Twitter account originally released a statement saying that a captain from the ship confirmed that a video showed the passenger jumping from an eighth-deck balcony at 4:15 a.m.

In an update, the Coast Guard said there was no indication that the man jumped, or why he went overboard.

The cause of the incident is under investigation, the Coast Guard said in a press release.