October 2011 Archives

October 18, 2011

Man Dies in Miami Boating Accident

The Miami Herald reports a Miami-Dade, Florida man was killed Saturday when he fell off a 65-foot luxury yacht Gotcha and was pulled into the boat's propellers.

Juan Carlos Morales, 45, was standing on the diving platform off the back of the boat when he lost his footing and fell into the waters of Biscayne Bay. The victim was a fried of the yacht's owner. It is not known if alcohol played a role in the accident, or whether Morales was tossed into the water by the choppy water.

October 17, 2011

Newborn Found Dead on Carnival Cruise Ship Dream

Carnival Dream Accident Lawyer.jpgUSA Today reports the FBI is taking over the investigation of a newborn found dead aboard the Carnival cruise ship Dream on October 12th. The discovery was made by a Carnival Dream crewmember in a guest cabin. The Carnival Dream was in the middle of a Caribbean cruise originating from Port Canaveral, Florida. Carnival said in a press release that infant's mother, a 20-year-old female passenger, was detained pending further investigation. The FBI released that the baby's mother is a U.S. passenger but not a resident of Florida. The FBI did not release any information about the mother beyond that which had been released by Carnival. There has not yet been a finding as to whether the death was an accident or not.