Warwick Tollemache Death – Warwick Tollemache, 35, of Australia, was identified as the individual who died after going overboard from a cruise ship earlier this week. Warwick Tollemache of Brisbane was on vacation aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise liner Quantum of the Seas on Tuesday evening when he fell over the railings 1,400 kilometres south of Hawaii. He was a kind, beautiful, and gentle soul who was adored by everyone who knew him.
The crew immediately launched a rescue mission, but this morning they made the unfortunate decision to call it quits after consulting with his nearest of kin. The coast guard has made the tough decision to put the active search for the passenger aboard the Quantum of the Seas on hold.
The cruise ship initially deployed six life rings and waited in the region for two hours before proceeding to Honolulu, where passengers disembarked after 15 days at sea. The search was discontinued after the US Coast Guard conducted an intensive search over several days. A passenger on the Quantum of the Seas at the time of the incident told Nine’s, Today Show, that the ship’s sudden stop woke them up in the middle of the night.
“We were wondering what was going on and it was followed by an announcement over the intercom saying that a passenger had gone overboard,” Susan Whittington said. “You couldn’t really see much, just the lights searching the area, but then it was very late at night.” The circumstances which led to Mr Tollemache falling overboard are currently unclear.
Warwick Tollemache obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.
Brisbane, the capital of Queensland, is a large city on the Brisbane River. Clustered in its South Bank cultural precinct are the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, with noted interactive exhibitions. Another South Bank cultural institution is the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, among Australia’s major contemporary art museums. Looming over the city is Mt. Coot-tha, the site of Brisbane Botanic Gardens.
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