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Passenger on Carnival cruise dies in Bahamas after fall from deck

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) - Authorities in the Bahamas say a 26-year-old U.S. tourist has died aboard a Carnival cruise ship that left from Charleston. The cruise was delayed pending the investigation, but returned to Charleston on Monday.

Bahamas police said in a statement Saturday that a man from South Carolina apparently jumped from one floor to another aboard the Carnival Fantasy ship that had docked in Nassau late Friday. He was declared dead at the scene.

Carnival issued a statement saying the guest apparently fell. They said the ship's visit to Freeport on Saturday was canceled as the investigation continues.  

Officials did not release the man's name or home town. 

The ship departed Charleston on Wednesday for a five-day Bahamas cruise. It returned to Charleston Monday.

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