Home Cruise Safely Police Continue Search for Man Who Fell From Canadian Dinner Ship

By PATRICK CLARKE of travelpulse.com

Toronto Police are searching for a man who fell from a Mariposa cruise ship into Lake Ontario over the weekend.

According to Jenny Yuen of the Toronto Sun, the unidentified man fell from the Northern Spirit around 7:30 p.m. local time on Saturday, roughly two miles south of the Humber River.

Emergency crews in the water and in the air searched the area up until midnight on Saturday and resumed their efforts on Sunday.

“The water is 9C (48F) and he’s been out there since 7:30 p.m. (Saturday), but we’re not going to presume anything because he might be hanging on to something or he might wash up somewhere unconscious,” said Const. John Liggio via the Sun.

Liggio would only add that there were people with the man when he fell from the ship and that alcohol was being served to passengers aboard the vessel. He wouldn’t comment as to whether the missing man had been drinking.

Mariposa Cruises president Jim Nicholson told reporters that the ship’s crew members responded appropriately and followed the proper protocol, adding that they participate in annual emergency training and safety drills as often as every two weeks.

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