Janice Mittelstadt, 67 – Cruise Ship Drowning, Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess, January 7, 2016, Time of Death is unknown
Janice Mittelstadt, 67, from South Dakota was a cruise ship passenger aboard Princess Cruises Caribbean Princess in Belize on Thursday January 7, 2016 when she died while snorkeling.
Mittelstadt was on a snorkeling cruise ship excursion with Hugh Parkey’s Belize Dive Connection to Sergeants Caye. when she suddenly went under water and had to be rescued. Mittelstadt did not respond to emergency assistance and was pronounced dead.
Hugh Parkey’s Belize Dive Connection is a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) facility located at Hugh Parkey’s Belize Adventure Lodge on Spanish Look-Out Caye located just 25 minutes from Belize City.
Caribbean Princess departed Houston, Texas on January 5 for a Caribbean cruise. The ship called at Cozumel, Mexico ,then at Roatan Honduras before making the last stop at Belize City, Belize.
Snorkeling cruise ship passengers deaths are rather common among older passengers, in the past month there have two others listed on Cruise Ship Deaths.