A Bahamian newspaper is reporting that an American cruise passenger drowned this week on Disney’s private island Castaway Cay.
The yet to be identified 38 year old man was a passenger on a 4 night – 5 day sailing to the Bahamas and Key West, Florida on the Disney Wonder. Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island, was the first stop on the cruise out of Miami, Florida. The incident happened at approximately 4 p.m. local time and police stated that an autopsy will be performed to confirm the exact cause of death.
A Disney spokesman said that medical personnel and crew members responded immediately to the incident and the cruise line is working with Bahamian authorities. There are lifeguard stationed on Castaway Cay at different locations. However Serenity Bay, the adults only beach on the island, does not have life guards.
Cruise Fever sends our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of this 38 year old man cruise passenger. We will update this page when more information becomes available.
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