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Please remember to drink responsibly. On March 17, 2015, George Uthuppu, 54, from Kingwood, Texas was on a birthday celebration cruise with his wife Mary, when he went overboard in the Gulf Of Mexico.
He was aboard Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Triumph when he was seen by security camera sitting on the railing of his cabin balcony and falling overboard. It’s no mystery, sitting on the railing of a cruise ship often results in cruise ship overboard deaths.
According to the autopsy, George Uthuppu was under the influence of alcohol at the time. The cause of death was multiple trauma and a burst liver, caused by falling 30 meters into the water.
A’riel Brianna Marion, 21, from Tennessee was sailing aboard Allure of the Seas with her mother on September 16, 2012, when she went overboard. A three year FBI investigation concluded this year with a determination of suicide.
When Marion jumped overboard her falling body struck a passenger who was out on their balcony. That passenger reported bring hit by a falling object. A search of the sea began after it was determined it wasn’t an object overboard, it was a body.
While falling bodies have a hit areas of the ship on the way down, this is the first case in our history where a falling body struck another person on the cruise ship as it plummeted to sea.