British man overboard on Mexico gay cruise

Passenger sees 30-year-old fall into sea off Atlantis Cruise ship Allure of the Seas just outside Cozumel

British man overboard on Mexico gay cruise
04 February 2012

A British passenger is missing in the sea off Mexico after going overboard while on a gay cruise.

Another passenger raised the alarm after he saw the 30-year-old man go over the rail on deck 11 of the biggest cruise ship in the world, the Allure of the Seas at 7.10am local time on Friday (3 February). The sighting was confirmed by CCTV footage.

The Royal Caribbean International owned and operated ship was charter by lesbian and gay cruise specialists, Atlantis Events.

It sailed from the popular gay destination of Fort Lauderdale with 6,000 passengers and 2,000 crew on Sunday. It was just approaching Cozumel in Mexico, the last of it’s three ports when the man went into the water.

A British passenger is missing in the sea off the coast of Mexico after going overboard from the biggest cruise ship in the world. Crew on Allure of the Seas were alerted by a fellow-passenger who saw the 30-year-old man go over the rail of his Deck 11 cabin balcony as the ship was approaching the port of Cozumel this morning.

Mexican coastguard and navy vessels helped the search. The UK Foreign Office is aware of the incident and is investigating.

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