Fourth Cruise Ship Hanging

Young father found hanging by the neck in the family #cruise cabin by wife and son on Father’s Day cruise, yet another holiday voyage marred by grief.

John LaDuke, 45, was sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom with family members on a Caribbean Father’s Day, week long, celebration cruise, The cruise embarked from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Florida.

On Tuesday June 21, 2015, John LaDuke was found hanging in his cabin with a belt around his neck.

The cabin door dead bolt had been locked from the inside. Spouse and son contacted security to get the door open, when they returned to the cabin. CPR was performed on LaDuke, without results. The cruise ship hanging death was ruled a suicide.

This is the fifth cruise ship hanging since 2008.

Cruise Ship Hanging – June 21, 2015, John LaDuke, 45, Carnival Freedom Passenger
Cruise Ship Hanging – July 16, 2010, Sumith Gawas, 22, Arcadia Crew
Cruise Ship Hanging – January 10, 2010, Camila Peixoto Bandeira, 28, MSC Musica Crew
Cruise Ship Hanging – June 14, 2009, Gregory Gonzales Navarro, 27, Carnival Victory Crew
Cruise Ship Hanging – October 10, 2008, Przemyslaw Moranski, Carnival Inspiration Passenger

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