Cruise Ship Deaths: Family of drunk passenger, 40, who went overboard on Carnival Conquest while #cruise ship was in Cozumel, Mexico sues cruise line.
On September 18, 2011, Clint Markham, 40, and his wife Michelle embarked on a Caribbean cruise from Galveston, Texas to Cozumel, Mexico aboard Carnival Conquest. What follows is directly taken from the lawsuit Michelle Markham, her mother-in-law and Clint’s children filed against Carnival Cruise Lines.
The court filing states, “On September 23, 2011, the couple went on a cruise excursion to Costa Maya Resort which they booked through Carnival Cruise Lines, “Isla Pasion by Twister” which featured an unlimited amount of alcoholic beverages. The excursion expressly invites passengers who are “daredevils at heart.”
“The consumption of alcohol began before Clint left the ship that day, and then continued on with unlimited Rum Punch, Margaritas and beer that started at 10:30 a.m. Clint Markham drank heavily until about 3:30 p.m. There was little food consumed by Clint Markham, mostly which consisted of tortilla chips, guacamole, Pico de Gallo and chicken nuggets available at the free buffet. ”