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According to the son of John Douglas Herberger who contacted Cruise Hive, he sadly died of a heart attack while swimming at the reef club in Cozumel and not by drowning. He wasn’t suffering from any respiratory problems and his wife did not make those statements. John Herberger, the son said “this was sudden and devastating  accident.”


Local news is reporting that a passenger from the Carnival Triumph has drowned while the ship made a port of call at Cozumel, Mexico. 56-year-old John Douglas Herberger from the United States was at the Sky Reef Beach Club located on the south side of the island when he sadly died.

The tragic event happened on March 19 sometime around 12:24 PM which was when the alarm was raised for an unconscious person who needed urgent attention. The mans wife said that her husband was suffering from respiratory problems and had inadvertently entered the sea.

The mans body was found floating behind the buoys by a Beach Club employee. The employee went into the water to pull Herberger out, local paramedics from a nearby clinic found that he no longer had any vital signs.

The body was taken to Forensic Medical Service for an autopsy. The body will then be transferred back home to the United States.

The 101,500 gross ton Carnival Triumph was calling at Cozumel as part of a 4-night Western Caribbean cruises which departed from Galveston, Texas on March 17.

Our condolences go out to John Douglas Herbergers wife, family and loved ones.

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