Air Force Major from Mississippi dies on cruise ship

Published 7:17 am Tuesday, June 18, 2019

An Air Force major has drowned while on a cruise in the Caribbean.

The Broward County, Florida, medical examiner’s office say 37-year-old Stephen Osakue drowned Friday on board a Caribbean Princess ship.

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports ship personnel were unable to revive him. Cruise line spokesman Nagin Kamali said the death appears to be an accident.

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Osakue was a research pharmacist stationed at Columbus Air Base in Mississippi. He was on the cruise with his wife.