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Published: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 6:45 AM
Updated: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 @ 6:45 AM
COZUMEL, Mexico — A passenger on a Disney cruise ship recently captured dramatic video of the rescue of a man who fell overboard from another ship.
According to NBC News, the 22-year-old passenger fell off Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas near Cozumel, Mexico, early Jan. 8 and was rescued hours later by another ship, the Disney Magic.
Disney Magic passenger David Hearn of Marietta, Georgia, captured the viral video.
"He was incredibly lucky," Hearn told ABC News. "If we had been a little bit further away, we never would have heard him screaming."
Hearn told ABC that the man was in "surprisingly good shape." The ship docked in Cozumel and transported him by stretcher to a waiting ambulance.
A Royal Caribbean spokeswoman declined to identify the passenger but said the company is "grateful for the other ship's assistance."
It wasn't clear how the man fell overboard.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 6:11 PM
FAIRFIELD — A Mexican mother of four once living in Fairfield who was deported nine months ago won an appeal on Wednesday , a decision indicating the immigration court that sent her back to Mexico “abused its discretion” and must reconsider her case.
A three-judge panel from the Sixth U.S. Court of Appeals found that the U.S. Board of Immigration Appeals ruled that Maribel Trujillo Diaz failed to demonstrate a case for asylum under the Immigration and Nationality Act “because she failed to show that she would be singled out individually for persecution based on her family membership.”
That immigration appeals court must now reconsider the matter, obeying the Sixth Circuit’s guidance.
The decision is by no means a complete victory meaning she can return to the country, according to one of her lawyers, Kathleen Kersh. It does mean there will be more hearings, and the possibility of a return — if not permanently, perhaps while the legal battles continue. Her family continues to live here.
“They found that the BIA had abused its discretion when it did not sufficiently consider the evidence that we gave in support of our motion to reopen Maribel’s asylum case,” Kersh said.
Trujillo and her supporters had argued she originally fled Mexico because drug cartels targeted her family.
Kersh told this media outlet in April that Trujillo’s asylum request was made after her brother was kidnapped and threatened by a cartel in Mexico, but she had lost that case.
Kersh in April — before the BIA’s ruling — said Trujillo’s father had more recently been kidnapped, which Kersh felt made her asylum case “much stronger.”
“We have recently found some information out from her father that her father had been kidnapped, so there are new facts that came to light in the asylum case that really change things — it makes it much stronger,” she said in April.
When told about Wednesday’s decision, Trujillo was “really happy and excited,” Kersh said.
“She is living in fear every day, and I think she feels vindicated in a way, that somebody is finally recognizing that, and she has really good reasons for her fear of living in Mexico, because of some of the dangers that her family specifically faces,” Kersh said.
“This is indeed good news, but far from a victory,” said the Rev. Father Pucke, who was her pastor at St. Julie Billiart Church, which advocated for her to stay, as did the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
It still is possible her evidence will be considered but that she will be denied the ability to return to this country.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 5:20 PM
Nothing at the home seemed amiss, so the officer left.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 9:22 AM
The driver escaped the vehicle and was uninjured.
Divers with the Sheriff's Office helped a tow truck driver retrieve the SUV from the water.
Published: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 @ 2:49 PM
Police were then called and took Gerstle into custody. Gerstle was charged with public intoxication.