Two Survive Cruise Ship Fall

A man and woman are safe after a 60-foot plunge from their stateroom balcony into the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend. A distress call was received around 1:30 a.m. local time, at which time Princess Cruises' Grand Princess stopped and initiated a search effort in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard. One passenger was rescued at 5:50 a.m., the other a half-hour later. The 22-year-old man and 20-year-old woman were said to be in satisfactory condition according to a company release. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The ship was just hours into a seven-day western Caribbean cruise from Galveston, TX, when the incident occurred.

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