teen commits suicide on cruise ship that was set to return to miami

Teen Commits Suicide On Cruise Ship That Was Set To Return To Miami

A teen aboard a cruise ship committed suicide last week, which led to an investigation by the Miami-Dade police.

Miami-Dade Police Department Detective Chris Thomas said no foul play is suspected in the boy’s death.

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According to MSC Cruises, his death happened at around 7:30 p.m. ET last Wednesday on board the MSC Seashore as the ship was returning from a five-day trip to the Caribbean.

MSC Cruises did not identify the individual, describing him only as a young man who was traveling with his family. It said in a statement that he “appears to have died of suicide.”

“Our team immediately notified authorities and our care team assisted the young man’s family on board,” the statement said.

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“All of us at MSC Cruises are heartbroken. The family remains in our thoughts and prayers.”

In the clips posted to social media by passengers after the incident, a “man overboard” alarm can be heard over the loudspeaker.

However, police said their investigation later revealed that the death happened on board.

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“Once the vessel came into the port, they responded to a deceased person on the ship,” Thomas said.

An investigation is underway to determine the exact cause of death, he added.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.

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