MIAMI, FLORIDA — A man from Indiana died after falling from the balcony of a cruise ship as it was returning to port in Miami on Friday, according to multiple reports.
Carnival Cruise Line confirmed via email on Monday that a passenger on the Carnival Horizon died Friday. The cruise line said it was cooperating with the standard law enforcement investigation and was continuing to provide support to the passenger’s family.
Multiple reports identified the passenger who died as Brian Rice, a father of two from Brownsburg, Indiana. An online fundraiser organized to support his family says he leaves behind a wife and twin 3-year-old boys, as well as his parents and three siblings.
CruiseMapper.com reported that Rice fell from his cabin's balcony on the ninth floor deck down to the fifth floor deck as the cruise returned from a 6-day trip through the Caribbean.