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The body of a 73-year-old man who went overboard on a cruise ship headed for Victoria has been recovered by the US Coast Guard.

The incident occurred on the ship Seven Seas Mariner, off the coast of Cape Flattery on the morning of July 10th. His body was recovered shortly afterward.

According to tweets from the US Coast Guard, the cruise ship captain confirmed that there is video evidence of a passenger jumping from the 8th-deck balcony at 4:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

His wife also told crews that she last saw him at about 4 a.m., and was woken up by a breeze coming from a cracked open balcony door at around 4:30 a.m.

“We offer our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victim who were affected by this tragedy,” said Capt. M.M. Balding, Sector Puget Sound Commanding Officer.

“Any time we are unable to accomplish our goal of saving lives, we are deeply saddened. Our thoughts are with them in their time of grief.”

The 11-night cruise departed Vancouver on June 30. The ship was scheduled to arrive in Victoria on July 10 and back in Vancouver on July 11.

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