You fall overboard while in the open seas, it’s “game over,” right? Thankfully, not for crewmember for the Norwegian Getaway, who fell off a cruise ship on Saturday. And after spending an astounding 22 hours in the water near Cuba, he was currently listed stable condition. The 33-year-old man, who has not been named, went into the drink around 3:20 p.m. Saturday.
And while the U.S. Coast Guard out of Miami started a search within ten minutes – he wasn't immediately spotted. Fortunately, the search continued and the man was found yesterday afternoon by a Carnival cruise ship and pulled from the water.
“This is nothing short of miraculous,” says Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Kudos to the Carnival Glory team for this amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer.”
- What does Norwegian have to say for themselves? "We are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family,” a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line in an email. “We are also extremely grateful to Carnival Cruise Line and send our deepest thanks to the crew of Carnival Glory.”
Source: Miami Herald
Mystery buyer snags all the toys in stock to donate to local kids.
Santa comes early
Friday was the last day of business for 700 Toys R Us stores, but the Raleigh, North Carolina location never even opened that day. The doors stayed closed to shoppers looking for a last-minute deal because an anonymous shopper spent $1-million buying each and every last toy in the store so they could be donated to kids in need.
Employees spent their last day on the job boxing up everything to put it on a truck for the nameless buyer. Staff stayed tight-lipped about who the secret shopper is, but it’s definitely someone with deep pockets.
Source: Inside Edition