I started getting emailed tips and tweets early this morning that a passenger had gone overboard on the all gay Atlantis cruise of the Caribbean. Now the story has hit the news.
Eyewitness News has learned a passenger has fallen overboard from an Atlantis cruise liner off the coast of Mexico on Friday. An ABC7 photographer aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise charter said passengers were awakened Friday morning by an emergency announcement, saying a man was believed to be overboard. The ship’s captain confirmed the incident to passengers and said all rescue attempts are being made. An emergency assembly was called so passengers could be counted. The ship was on its way back to port in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. It stopped Friday off-shore near Cozumel, Mexico.
RELATED: In October 2009, GLAAD board member Spencer Yu died aboard an Atlantis cruise. Three months later another Atlantis passenger was found dead in his cabin. Both deaths were rumored to have been drug-related, but this was never publicly confirmed (to my knowledge.) In February of last year an Atlantis passenger (on the same ship in today’s report) was arrested for dealing drugs on board. It’s important to note that there’s no mention of drugs in today’s news report.
(Via JMG readers Andy, Warren, Hector)