Man Overboard From Carnival Ship Rescued By Disney

A man who went overboard from the Carnival Sensation late Wednesday night was rescued 90 minutes later by the Disney Wonder, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Carnival says the man jumped from a stateroom balcony as the ship was returning from the Bahamas to Port Canaveral in Florida. The Coast Guard sent out boats and a helicopter. The Disney ship, also returning to Port Canaveral, was asked to assist.

The rescue was recorded on Twitter by a passenger known as BigHeadDennis, who started out with a slightly profane exclamation and the report: “I’m on a Disney Caribbean cruise, and just now, we RESCUED A MAN FROM THE OCEAN.”

The CruiseJunkie Web site says Carnival has had eight people go overboard so far this year —¬†one crew member and seven passengers. One other passenger was rescued. The six other people were not found.

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