Anyone who's ever been on a cruise knows that they're designed to be fun, enlivening experiences. You're supposed to eat, drink, and be merry in a wonderful setting on the high seas.
But sometimes, one terrible act can turn your dream vacation into a nightmare. That's what happened for passengers aboard a Carnival cruise ship earlier this month.
Last week, after an apparent domestic dispute with his partner, a man -- identified by officials as a Brazilian national -- climbed out onto the side of a life boat. He threatened to jump into the ocean.
Shocked passengers filmed the man's standoff with crew members as they tried to get him back onto the ship.
In one video, the man screams, "Because of you, this happened. I'm not going anywhere. Let go of me! Get off of me!"
He looks like he's trying to adjust his grip at one point, but instead, he loses his balance and falls into the ocean below.video-player-present
(via Sun Sentinel)
Despite a desperate search by crew members and the U.S. Coast Guard, the man was never found. Our hearts go out to his friends, family, and anyone who had to witness this horrific tragedy.