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FBI Investigating “Suspicious” Carnival Cruise Passenger Death



Source: Carnival Cruise Line

The FBI is investigating a death that happened onboard a Carnival cruise ship to the Bahamas.

According to USA Today, the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Columbia, South Carolina field office is investigating a “suspicious” death of a female passenger who died on the line’s Carnival Sunshine trip that departed from Charleston, South Carolina on February 27.

“Medical staff and other crew members of Carnival’s Sunshine were made aware of the passenger being unresponsive and immediately attempted life-saving measures,” a spokesperson for the Columbia field office said in an emailed statement to USA Today. “Despite their efforts, the passenger was pronounced deceased on the ship.”

“The FBI investigates certain crimes on the high seas, as well as suspicious deaths of U.S. persons,” the statement continued. “The guest’s death was an isolated incident, and no other passengers were at risk.”

According to USA Today, the woman’s body and her husband were debarked in Nassau. Authorities in the Bahamas also investigated the guest’s death and are conducting an autopsy.

FBI Evidence Response Team members boarded the Carnival Sunshine after it returned to Charleston to process the guest’s room, USA Today reports.