A Man Fell From a Cruise Ship. And Survived.

The New York Times (NYT) (12/01/2022)
  • On Thanksgiving, James Grimes (28) fell overboard the Carnival Valor cruise ship.
  • Grimes was on vacation with family en route from New Orleans to Mexico.
  • The ship was at sea for one day when his family alerted staff that he was missing.
  • Grimes was eventually found by a passing tanker ship near the Mississippi River who alerted the Coast Guard.
  • An excellent swimmer, he treaded 65-degree water, rain and avoided sharks for 10+ hours before being rescued by helicopter (stable with mild hypothermia, dehydration).