Cruise Ship Worker Drowns at Port Everglades

Police investigate man's death in Fort Lauderdale

Monday, Jan 3, 2011  |  Updated 8:45 AM EDT
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Cruise Ship Worker Drowns at Port Everglades

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FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - JULY 04: United States Coast Guard E3 Tim Myerson patrols in the water off of Port Everglades July 4, 2007 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Across the nation people celebrated the holiday while their was a general sense of heightened security following attempted car bombings in Britain and the attack on the Glasgow airport in Scotland.(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Tim Myerson

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Police are investigating the drowning of a cruise ship worker at Port Everglades.

Police and fire rescue officials responded to a call about 6:50 p.m. Sunday. The man, whose identity has not been released, apparently drowned. It was not clear whether he fell off the ship.

Port Everglades spokeswoman Ellen Kennedy says the man worked aboard the Costa Altantica cruise ship, which was docked at the port.

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