Man falls off cruise ship in a theme park, dead
NAGASAKI – At the popular theme park Huis Ten Bosch, a male passenger fell from a cruise ship touring the park and has died on April 17.
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At around 8:50 p.m. on April 17, a male passenger, believed to be in his 40s, fell from the “Canal Cruiser,” a boat attraction that cruises the canals at Huis Ten Bosch in Sasebo, Nagasaki.
The man was alone on board, and other passengers heard the noise and noticed his fall. He was rescued by the crew of another boat and taken to the hospital in an unconscious state, but unfortunately died.
According to Huis Ten Bosch, the cruiser is 14.6 meters long and has a capacity for 51 passengers. It circumnavigates a 6-km-long canal and is a popular attraction because of the elegant European-style scenery that can be enjoyed from the top of the boat.
The cruiser on which the man who fell overboard was on the last flight of the day, with seven passengers, including the man, and a captain.
The man was in the rearmost deck seat.
Life jackets were to be worn in an emergency, but were not provided in the rear seats where the man was.
This is the first accident involving a fall on a canal cruiser since its opening in 1992.
Huis Ten Bosch commented, “We are currently investigating the cause of the accident. We pray for the speedy recovery of the guest who fell overboard.”
Police are investigating the circumstances of the fall and the man’s identity as a probable accident.
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