Flora Stuardo, Honorable Mention – Attempted Murder Overboard, Costa Fortuna Passenger, July 19, 2015, Time of Death 23:30.
This is still considered an attempted murder overboard because of the claims made originally by Flora Stuardo when she awoke from her coma.
Here is a clip from the original Cruise Bruise Overboard Report:
- Overboard – Suicide Attempt or Attempted Cruise Ship Murder, Costa Fortuna Flam Norway – July 19, 2015
On Sunday July 18, 2015 around 23:30 hours, Costa Cruises Costa Fortuna reported Flora Stuardo, 53, a banker from Turin, Italy went overboard from the cabin balcony where she and her boyfriend Giovanni Piawere guests, while the cruise ship was in Flam, Norway on a nine-day Northern Europe cruise.
Costa Fortuna was sailing with about 2,700 passengers aboard when Flora Stuardo fell from deck 10, falling into the sea. The sea at the time of the incident was 4º C.
Costa Fortuna CCTV shows Stuardo hanging onto the railing, before dropping 100 feet into the cold sea. Flora Stuardo was in the sea for several moments before she was rescued by the Port Authority who brought her ashore, said harbor master John Erik Johnsen. The rescue team found her unconscious, in critical condition. Stuardo was transported to Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway.
Update:September 2, 2015
Numerous news reports say, Flora Stuardo received surgery while at Haukeland University Hospital and was in a coma for six weeks. Upon Awakening, she reportedly said, “I didn’t try to kill myself, he threw me.” Flora Stuardo remembers a quarrel with her boyfriend, something other passengers aboard Costa Fortuna reportedly heard.
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