AustraliaAustralian man dead after falling from Royal Caribbean cruise ship
Elderly woman dies after falling into creek in Adelaide Hills
A 95-year-old woman dies after falling into a creek on a private property in the Adelaide Hills. The body of the 95-year-old woman was found on the Gumeracha property on Sunday morning. Police said the woman went out for a walk on Saturday evening when she fell in the creek. They said her death was not suspicious or the result of a medical episode. Her death comes just days after another woman was left stranded in a creek during wild weather. Chris Moore was trapped in a "wildly rushing" flooded creek for about 40 minutes on a property on Spring Road at Mount Barker Springs on Thursday.
An Australian man has died after falling overboard on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship bound for the US Virgin Islands.
A spokesman for the cruise ship operator confirmed the tragedy occurred on the Symphony of the Seas ship heading to Saint Thomas on Wednesday.
"Upon the initial report that an Australian adult male had gone overboard, our ship immediately turned, launched a rescue boat, and conducted a full-scale search," the spokesman said. "We are currently working closely with authorities and will continue to assist in their investigation.
"Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones for their loss, and our care team is providing support and assistance during this difficult time."
Man critical after falling 20 metres from Brisbane balcony
The man fell from a Taringa balcony and less than five hours later a woman fell 10 metres at Kangaroo Point.
According to local media, the 6680-passenger cruise ship is set to return to Miami on Saturday.
An employee of Florida's 7News Miami, Nickella Battle, was on board the ship at the time. She told reporters the incident occurred about 4am, and passengers were informed later that afternoon.
"I was on the balcony of my stateroom at around 3.30pm. The captain was on the intercom. He was like, 'Oh, a man fell overboard, and unfortunately he was deceased. This happened about 4am'.
"I looked out from my balcony and everybody was taken aback. You could see everyone stopped in their tracks," Ms Battle said.
According to reports in the Miami Herald, the man's body was retrieved by onboard rescue crews, but the US Coastguard said it wouldn't investigate the death because the ship is registered in the Bahamas, the victim isn't a US citizen and the incident occurred in international waters.
Comment has been sought from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Australian car sales are picking up speed, as tax cuts and falling interest rates begin to fuel the economy.
In a good sign for the economy, online car ad site Carsales.com has revealed its revenues increased by 11% over the last 12 months, indicating Australians are increasingly buying cars and spending.
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