Disney Cruise Ship Rescues Carnival Passenger Who Jumped Overboard

Posted on September 3, 2009

Disney WonderA Disney cruise ship off the coast of Florida rescued a Carnival passenger who stupidly jumped overboard last night. USA Today reports that the incident was covered by a Twitter user named BigHeadDennis who was aboard the Disney Wonder.
"I'm on a Disney Caribbean cruise, and just now, we RESCUED A MAN FROM THE OCEAN," the stream of Twitter.com postings from BigHeadDennis began early this morning.

BigHeadDennis, who describes himself as "mostly just another boring suburban dad" in his Twitter profile, tweeted that he could hear the Carnival passenger screaming from the water.

"The Captain got onto the PA system and asked everyone to keep quiet, so the lifeboat crew could pinpoint the guy from his yelling," he tweeted, followed by word the passenger was "safe and sound."

BigHeadDennis' final tweet: "Guess that Disney magic is real."
USA Today says the man aboard the Carnival cruise jumped overboard after having an argument with a woman. It sounds like it was a fortunate that there was another ship close by.

BigHeadDennis Tweet


Photo: Disney Wonder Cruise Ship/Disney
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