Distressing footage shows tourist boat sinking that left Royal Caribbean passenger dead
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Footage has captured the harrowing moment a tourist boat sunk whilst ferrying luxury cruise ship passengers across the sea
However, the vessel began to take on water after encountering rough waves and eventually capsized in the Caribbean Sea.
You can watch the tragic footage below:
Police confirmed on Wednesday that a woman died after the boat carrying more than 100 people sank on Tuesday 14 November.
Chief Superintendent Chrislyn Skippings told The Associated Press that the unidentified 74-year-old woman was from Broomfield, Colorado and was on a five-day vacation with her family when the cruiser sank.
Police said that the woman was found unresponsive and was later given CPR before being declared dead.
One TikTok user posted a video of the sinking on her profile, and wrote in the caption: “Our ferry capsized while going to Blue Lagoon. Absolutely traumatising.
“We were on the bottom level and had to climb out of a window while being almost vertical… So scary trying to save my parents, babies, children and elderly people from downing.”
Elsewhere, a Facebook user who was also onboard the vessel said: ”We drove into a wave and too much water came into the front of the boat and it weighed the boat down and it just kept sinking.”
Officials said that the Royal Bahamas Defence Force also helped with the rescue, as well as nearby pleasure craft.
Following the death of the Colorado woman, a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean said: "We are saddened to hear that one of our guests passed away following an accident on a shore excursion in Nassau, The Bahamas.
"Our hearts are with the families involved and our Care Team has been activated to support them during this difficult time.”
The vessel involved in the incident was not owned by Royal Caribbean or linked to their shore excursions.
It is not known whether tourists from other cruise boats were on the catamaran at the time of its sinking.
The investigation is ongoing.
LADbible Group has contacted Royal Caribbean and the Royal Bahamas Police Force for comment.
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