Man dies after falling off ferry

Man dies after falling off ferry 

 

A cruise ferry passenger has died after falling overboard Color Line’s ship Color Magic off the Swedish coast.

The incident occurred in the waters off Strömstad on Wednesday, according to the Swedish Maritime Administration.

The 75,156 gross ton vessel, which operates on the route connecting Oslo, Norway, with Kiel, Germany, was on its way to Kiel at the time of the incident.

After receiving a mayday distress call, the Swedish Coast Guard, the Swedish Sea Rescue Society and the Joint Rescue Coordination Center Southern Norway immediately launched a search for the missing person.

At around 8 p.m. that day, a Norwegian helicopter found the body of the man, a German national, in the sea. The body was recovered and transported to a Norwegian hospital.