Man Dies After Fall On Carnival Magic

July 4, 2013

(6:30 a.m. EDT) -- A male passenger onboard Carnival Magic fell to his death on Tuesday.

Witnesses with the passenger at the time of the accident said he was sitting on the balcony railing of his own cabin and accidentally fell off the railing. According to a statement from Carnival Cruise Lines, the man landed on an open deck, three decks below the balcony and died.

The line said its Care Team is "providing assistance and support to the guest's traveling companions" and expressed its sympathies for the passenger's family and loved ones.

Carnival Magic is on a 7-night Caribbean cruise that departed from Galveston, Texas on Sunday, June 30.

--Jamey Bergman, U.K. Production Editor