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BSO and Feds Investigate Cruise Ship Death

As we noted earlier this month, there are plenty of weird and awful ways to die on a cruise ship. Now falling can be added to the list of lethal hazards.

Broward Sheriff Office investigators on Monday combed over Royal Caribbean International's Liberty of the Seas after a 47-year-old woman missed a step and fell down the rest of the flight. Royal Caribbean noted in a news release that its medical team provided care to the woman after the fall, but she died while still onboard.

The FBI had to tag along with the BSO to the scene.

Even though the death seems a bit tame in nature for the feds, it happened while the ship was in international waters -- or at least three miles offshore. The FBI declined to comment on its investigation.

This wasn't the only fatal fall on a cruise ship over the weekend. 

On Friday, a 26-year-old guy on a Carnival Cruise Line ship "fell from one of the upper levels of the ship's atrium to the lobby level." 

The boat was docked in Nassau, and local police raised the possibility that it was a suicide. 

It's been a rough 2012 for the cruise ship industry. Bodies are still being recovered from the Costa Concordia crash off the coast of Italy -- the 17th body was found on Saturday -- and experts estimate that it will take ten months to pull the capsized ship from the rough waters.

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Chris Sweeney

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