Florida man celebrating bachelor party dies after cruise ship fall
A Florida man celebrating his upcoming wedding with a bachelor party died after falling aboard a cruise ship.
Christopher McGrory, 29, died Friday while a passenger on the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line’s Grand Classica, according to the Palm Beach Post.
McGrory was set to be married Dec. 1 to fiancée Jessica Arnett, her grandmother Jean Arnett told the outlet.
“With a heavy, heavy broken heart, it kills me to write this as it all seems surreal but I should tell you all my sweet sweet Chris was in a tragic accident and has passed away,” Jessica wrote in a heartbreaking Facebook post.
“I’m at a loss for words, that man was my true love and my best friend. Please keep us all in your prayers.”
The Grand Classica, which holds nearly 1,700 passengers, was headed from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport in the Bahamas when the incident occurred.
McGrory did not fall overboard, but instead plunged from one of the ship’s 10 levels to a lower deck, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman John Lally said.
He was brought to shore by Coast Guard crews and transported to a hospital in West Palm Beach, where he later died.
Passenger Marcia Lehmann told the Palm Beach Post that she and her husband heard a “code blue” alert while on board and assumed someone had a heart attack, until she spotted “pools and pools of blood” on a deck below.
McGrory worked as an analyst at Wells Fargo for the past three years, according to his LinkedIn profile. He graduated from Florida State University, as did his fiancée, according to her grandmother.
The Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
With Wire News Services