Passenger aboard Charleston-based cruise ship dies

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A passenger aboard the Charleston-based Carnival Cruise Line's Fantasy ship died last weekend.

According to the Bermuda Police Service, 79-year-old Joe Alston, of Statesboro Ga., became unresponsive while snorkeling on Sunday.

He was taken ashore and attended to by EMT's but was pronounced dead. An autopsy was performed Wednesday and it was determined that Alston drowned to death. The circumstances of his death are not considered suspicious.

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