Man critical injured in 16-foot fall on cruise ship off Louisiana coast

Published 8:15 am Wednesday, October 9, 2019

A man has been critically injured in a nearly 16-foot (5-meter) fall on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Louisiana.

News outlets report the U.S. Coast Guard says the 23-year-old man was hurt early Tuesday on the ship near Venice. A Coast Guard news release says he was airlifted to a New Orleans hospital in critical condition.

He had fallen on the Carnival Valor, a New Orleans-based ship that carries about 3,000 passengers.

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It’s unclear what caused the man to fall. Authorities didn’t immediately release his identity.