Coast Guard investigated deadly fall from board
After Taiwanese woman passenger fell fatally from the 11th deck of the "Sun Princess" on Aug 9, to allay doubts of any foul play in the death, Coast Guard officers on Aug 11 boarded the cruise ship in Keelung on its return from Okinawa. They checked the body of the woman and sought the video footage related to the incident. The incident happened when the ship was sailing from Keelung to Okinawa. The victim Wang, 41 was accompanied by her mother and aunt. The five-day cruise of the family had started on Aug 7. Wang was discovered missing at 6 a.m. Japanese time. A full-scale search was launched and the camera footage was examined. It showed the woman going over the guardrail on the 11th deck of the ship. It was being assumed that she probably fell overboard. Following the incident, the ship immediately changed course and sent a rescue team to locate Wang. They found her body at 7:13 a.m. Wang had no signs of life when recovered from the sea. The medical team on board declared her dead and preserved the body in a refrigerated storage area on the ship. The cruise then continued the trip while Wang's two relatives returned to Taiwan from Okinawa by air.
Woman fell over board and died
The body of a 41-year-old Taiwanese woman was recovered from the ocean after she fell from the "Sun Princess" during a trip to Okinawa on Aug 9, 2019, at 6 a.m., triggering a full-scale search which turned up camera footage of her falling overboard. The ship adjusted its course and sent out a rescue team, which found the missing woman at 7:13 a.m. However, she showed no signs of life and the medical team on board declared her dead. It was not immediately known whether the incident was related to Typhoon Lekima, which was barreling through the ocean between Taiwan and Japan at the time. The cruise was on a five-day journey from Keelung to Okinawa and due back in a Taiwanese harbor on Aug 11. Princess Cruises expressed regrets and thanked the Japanese Coast Guard for its assistance in the search. The ship will continue on its course to Okinawa before arriving home as scheduled in Keelung on August 11.
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