Dude is from Batesville SC. They police report says that he fell. A few people on Facebook & Twitter that talked to people at the scene say it looks like he was pushed. Read the whole story here
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -
Royal Bahamas police have identified the 26-year-old man who fell to his death Friday aboard the Carnival Cruise Lines Fantasy ship. The victim has been identified as Walter Bouknight of Batesville.
Carnival officials say Bouknight fell from one of the upper levels of the Fantasy while in port in Nassau, Bahamas on Friday. The passengers of the Carnival Fantasy returned to port in Charleston on schedule Monday after the death occurred on board.
Carnival Cruise Lines said those passengers were refunded for the government taxes and fees for the missed port of call. The cruise line is not releasing any more information about how he died.
Monday morning, hundreds of travelers prepared to get onboard the Carnival Fantasy for what they hope will be the vacation of a lifetime.
“We’ve been looking forward to this for two months and we’re going, we drove all they way from Michigan, eight of us and we’re still going,” said Carnival customer Brian Cassiday.
Amidst morning arrivals, new passengers became aware of the tragedy that took place on board this past weekend. Boarding passengers said that it was sad but it wont stop their planned vacation.
“Absolutely not. Bad things happen everyday, planes wreck, cars crash. I still ride in planes. I still ride in cars. I’m good,” said Paige Reeves.