I really feel bad for the family but ... what was he thinking

We have seen a number of "accidents" on cruise ships and sometimes you just have to ask ....

What was he thinking.

I do not want to sound crass or hard and I really do feel very badly for the family. But with things like this that are so obvious ....

And the Darwin goes to ....

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/tourism/fl-bz-harmony-of-seas-overboard-death-20190115-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2HXyCkINWk5evRNAgUpNTh94AAkAJ6ZT_46RnK-ns3r7qC4XSR5wAfCzg

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I am at a loss for words. A definite Darwin nominee.

He didn't even think of going to Customer Service desk (probably no line since the ship was ported) to get a replacement key?

And why was he in an adjacent cabin? Was he allowed in that cabin? Was the balcony he was trying to access really his balcony? A lot of questions.

I was wondering how he could have been in an adjacent cabin too.. and if he knew the neighbors and they let him in... why on earth didn't they stop him!? So strange, sad story.

Sad and tragic. What would motivate anyone to even do that?

Very tragic. But at 16, no fear or sadly commen sense always play in to these tragedies.

Thoughts out to the family. Very sad.

Read this story this morning. I agree with all of you, there are just so many questions! I'm wondering like the rest of you; how did he get in the next cabin? I wonder was that cabin part of his family housing family his own age and may have encouraged the leap instead of being the voices of reason.

I am saddened for the family to be on vacation and it to end this way. Praying for their comfort.

Well, I would disagree that there is some mystery regarding this tragedy. Completely understandable providing he knew the folks in the adjacent cabin and they let him in. He forgot his room card, who hasn't done that at least a dozen times? Typical 16 year old, bullet proof, that's the way I was once upon a time. He gets onto the adjacent balcony and decides he will just climb around onto his own balcony. He would enjoy the risk.

Heck, one time our balcony door slammed shut and locked when I was out there. I was thinking that if one of the neighbors showed up I would climb onto their balcony and go down to the desk and get a new key card. Yea, I know, they could have just called and got someone to come open my cabin, but I was figuring on "conquering the challenge", why? Because it was there.

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