Video of an incident shared by a Florida man aboard a Carnival Cruise Line's Ecstasy ship shows an elevator door with blood dripping down from it. Carnival has confirmed a crew member on board died wile working on an elevator.
Miami-Dade Police is investigating the death. A spokesperson for the department said the victim is a 66-year old electrician aboard the ship. He died Sunday night. The cause of his death is still under investigation.
The Davis family from Fort Myers was traveling on a three-day cruise out of Miami. Matt Davis began recording the bloody elevator door as his family was heading to dinner on the 10th floor of the ship Sunday night.
You can hear someone saying, “No, that can’t be right. No. That’s not possible.”
“To look and see the elevator with just blood coming down like a sheet and not stopping. It was a real-life scene of The Shining,” Davis said.
He and his wife Susan said time stood still. It sounded like a rain storm and they could smell the blood.
“One of the crew people from Carnival was trying to get people to go back towards the restaurant,” said Davis.
In the video, you hear someone saying, “Come inside please!”
As the doors struggled to open, the couple said a man was inside.
“He ran through the blood that was coming down,” said Davis.
Forty-five minutes later the area was sectioned off with a sign by the elevator reading, “Sorry but I am not working at the moment.”
Davis said he was still uneasy and looking for answers. A waiter told him an electrician got hurt and later a Carnival supervisor told him he passed away.
In the video you hear someone saying, ”The man was working on the elevator up there.”
“A crew member, somebody was inside behind that wall when the elevator came down and I don’t know what happened but something terrifying happened,” said Davis.
“I couldn’t wait to get off the ship. I just wanted to get off,” said Davis.
The couple said the Florida-based company has offered to pay for counseling sessions for the family.