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UPDATE: Identity Of Man Who Jumped Overboard On Atlantis Gay Cruise Revealed

Last Friday, we reported on the unnamed man who went overboard the Allure of the Seas, the Royal Caribbean cruise ship chartered by Atlantis Events. He has now been identified as 30-year-old Kenneth John Gemmell of Bailieborough, Co Cavan, Ireland.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Feb 8, 2012
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  • 16 Comments
    • Mike1987
      Mike1987

      His name is not relevant, why he did it is.

      Feb 8, 2012 at 9:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TASTEY GOODIES
      TASTEY GOODIES

      @Mike1987: Agreed. the guy looked handsome and I wonder what happened to the “fightin’ Irish” spirit of this young man?. So sad that he felt this was the ONLY option.

      Feb 8, 2012 at 10:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ted B. (Charging Rhino)
      Ted B. (Charging Rhino)

      Perhaps drugs or alcohol lead to a unintentionally-poor decision.

      Feb 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Steve
      Steve

      I can totally get inside this guys head.

      sucks for him.

      Feb 8, 2012 at 11:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Mark
      Mark

      @shannon: shannon, how do you know he was a meth head? Did you know him personally? It is not kind to speak ill of the dead, regardless.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Triple S
      Triple S

      I keep thinking it was alcohol. It was either late at night, or early in the morning; that when most of these kinds of things happen. I don’t know for sure, but that’s what my common sense is telling me.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 1:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • allurecrew
      allurecrew

      I highly doubt an allure crew member was sharing a room with a Canadian guest…. I worked on the Allure for several months and whether you know the person or not, crew members aren’t allowed to stay in guest cabins and they will be caught if they do. That being sid, if the crew member did that he would most likely be fired the next morning and be sent home from Cozumel, so maybe…

      Feb 9, 2012 at 4:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sasha Vrubel
      Sasha Vrubel

      I am so sorry for that guy, most likely he had alcohol in his blood

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FunMe
      FunMe

      This is just horrible and sad news. I went on the Allure last year. It is a big ship. I was reading the alumni web site of Atlantis and there is a story of gentleman who actually was with Kenneth dancing at Blaze, which is one of the night clubs. The last time he saw Kenneth was 5AM. Apparently, they had gone to Kenneth’s room so he could change and according to the guy, Kenneth was very drunk and loud, but the roommate (who I think was the CANADIAN) did not mind. They went back to the club and he hung around with him. Kenneth wanted him to stay longer and hang with him at the dance club, but he couldn’t as he was very tired. Earlier, Kenneth had told him he was not enjoying the cruise and didn’t want to be alone as he was celebrating his birthday all week.

      Makes me wonder if this might have been more of an accident under a “black out” as the guy wrote that Kenneth seemed very drunk.

      I hope that guy who was with him at Blaze night club contacts Kenneth’s family (their information is also on the Atlantis alumni web site.)

      It really is so sad to hear this, no matter how or why he died. Tragic indeed, especially for his family. My prayers are with them in their loss.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Gigi
      Gigi

      @CBRad: What a stupid thing to say!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 10:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dave
      dave

      Some of the comments about this are so vicious I find them repulsive. The guy was 1st officer of a 777 crew. He was on the trip for his birthday. Get a life guys and have a little empathy for other people. Geeez

      Feb 9, 2012 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dorset_UK
      Dorset_UK

      It’s so sad, Kenny used to be a barman in my local gay bar in Bournemouth several years ago and was a well known face on the gay scene. My thoughts are with his family at this time.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bournemouth
      Bournemouth

      Everyone in Bournemouth are completely in shock, very nice lad, who worked for many years in local gay pub, will be very missed by all!! Our thoughts are with all you loved one!!
      We miss your smile!

      Feb 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • CBRad
      CBRad

      @Gigi: Why, and how, is that stupid ?! I have a lot of sympathy for him, but…at the same time…people should know better sometimes. I can be critical without actually blaming him.

      Feb 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack
      BubbasBack

      He looks like Jack Coleman from the old “Dynasty” days. Burp.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • divkid
      divkid

      @BubbasBack:
      (sweetie shhhh! your giving your age away!)

      people she’s talking about the reruns. (genteel) burp.

      Feb 10, 2012 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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