Thursday, 31. July 2014
23. 06. 14. - 15:00
A Mexican - fuelled up on alcohol and the success of his team at the World Cup - jumped to his doom from a cruise liner as he tried to impress a fellow female passenger.
"Look at me!" said Jorge Alberto Lopez Amoe on the deck of the cruise liner MSC Divina as he plunged over the railings into the ocean below.
Shocked passengers alerted the ship's crew which slowed the massive vessel and turned it around to look for him.
But the manoeuvre took over an hour and by the time the ship had returned to the spot where he took his dive he was nowhere to be seen.
The 28-year-old, son of a wealthy lawyer, was one of 3,000 people aboard the ship that is cruising around Brazil, taking in football matches en-route.
Pepe Guardilo, a fellow passenger, said: "I saw him chatting up a pretty female journalist aboard the ship. He was animated, a result of too much booze and the team doing so well so far in the tournament.
"I heard him say to her: 'I am so happy that I can fly! Look at me!' And with that he stuck his arms out and dived overboard.
"The ship was moving at a fair clip and he vanished into the foam created in the ship's wake.
"By the time the ship had stopped and turned around, he was nowhere to be seen."
Brazil's coastal waters are filled with dangerous currents not to mention sharks, with government officials in some coastal areas increasing lifeguard numbers and erecting signs in English to warn World Cup tourists about sharks.
Although the Brazilian navy has joined in the hunt for Jorge, there is little likelihood of him being found alive.
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