Bachelor Party Groom Falls To Death Aboard Cruise Ship Grand Classica – On Friday, October 19, 2018, Christopher McGrory, 29, Collateral Analyst II at Wells Fargo in Fernandina Beach was enjoying is wedding bachelor party aboard Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line cruise ship Grand Classica, heading from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport in the Bahamas when he fell to a lower deck aboard the cruise ship.
Other passengers reported seeing “pools and pools of blood” from his injuries on the deck.
McGrory, who grew up in Palm Beach County, met Jessica Arnett about four years ago in Tallahassee, where both were working after having graduated Florida State University. McGrory and Arnett were due to be married December 1, 2018.
Arnett posted to her Facebook account, “With a heavy, heavy broke heart, it kills me to write this as it all seems surreal but I should tell you all my sweet Chris was in a tragic accident and has passed away. I’m at a loss for words, that man was my true love and my best friend. Please keep us all in your prayers.”
The U.S. Coast Guard said a boat from its station in Riviera brought McGrory to shore. Paramedics took McGrory by ground to St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, where he was pronounced dead.
The Martin Funeral Home located at 961 S Kanner Hwy, Stuart, Florida said Tuesday that a visitation for McGrory was set for October 23, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. , with services set for 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.
The Grand Classica resumed its 2-night cruise schedule from the Port of Palm Beach to Grand Bahama Island on Wednesday October 3, 2018. The Grand Classica will operate on the Grand Celebration’s schedule for the months of October and November.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line Grand Celebration was sent to house workers dealing with a series of gas fires and explosions in Massachusetts. “Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line has chartered the Grand Celebration to assist with restoration of service to communities impacted by the Massachusetts gas incident.
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This Case has been added to the Cruise Ship Deaths database.
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