Cruise tourist falls overboard, dies en route to Cayman

Honduran tourism officials Friday identified the woman who fell off a cruise ship five miles from Roatan, Honduras as it sailed for Grand Cayman, the Associated Press reports. Carol Ann Dimas, 65, from San Jose, California went overboard Wednesday, according to Honduran and U.S. media.

Emilio Silvestri, press director for the Honduran Tourism Institute, said in a press conference Friday that the navy and Red Cross searched for Ms. Dimas for five hours, but the Carnival-owned cruise ship found her body Thursday.

The Carnival Glory was nearing the end of a seven-day cruise when Ms. Dimas went overboard, according to the ship’s itinerary. The Glory was scheduled to stop in George Town Thursday, but did not come to Grand Cayman. Honduran media report the Miami-based ship transported Ms. Dimas’s body back to the United States.

The Associated Press reports that Honduran officials would not give details on how Ms. Dimas fell from the ship.

This is the second passenger to go overboard from the Carnival Glory this year. In March a 54-year-old man fell from the ship off the coast of Mexico.