Aaron Dibella Passenger Overboard Death Providence II – Aaron Dibella, 21, was a passenger aboard the Bay State Cruise Company ship Provincetown II on Saturday, September 8, 2018, when he went overboard near near Peddocks Island, Massachusetts. Dibella was aboard aboard the “Get Lei’d” party cruise.
Dibella was celebrating a friend’s birthday when he hung off the side of the ship and fell.
Peddocks Island is one of the largest islands in Boston Harbor. Since 1996 it has formed part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.
The cruise company said in a statement that the 21-year-old fell into the water “after engaging in horseplay.”
“The tragic and overwhelming sadness that has swept through all of us; our crew, our staff – everyone associated with our company – has left us without adequate words to express just how sorry we are for the family and friends of the gentleman that went overboard.” the company’s owner, Michael Glasfeld, said in a statement.
“We had him located and illuminated with the ship’s spot light, the several life rings were within just a few feet of him, and a crew member was additionally in the water also within five feet of him to assist.”
We are sad to report that the body of the man who went overboard was recovered off coast of Peddocks Island by Massachusetts State Police (MSP) divers shortly before 0100 hours following joint search by USCG, Environmental Police and MSP. MSP detectives will conduct death investigation.