Guest Falls From Window of Ferry Boat Into Seven Seas Lagoon at Walt Disney World

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UPDATE: According to reports by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, the incident has been deemed an apparent suicide attempt. The full update can be found here.


Recent reports from the Magic Kingdom indicate that a guest has fallen from the window of a ferryboat and into Seven Seas Lagoon.

Initial reports are coming from Twitter user @ithemepark, who reported on the incident about an hour ago.

It seems that the guest has since been rescued. A guest named Rachel Thompson was on the ferry boat when the incident took place:

The woman was apparently on the top deck of the ferry boat when she fell into the lagoon. She was rescued about 300 yards away.

Original video from FaceBook user Russ Booth shows the guest being rescued via boat.

According to @ithemepark, response time to rescue the guest was “terrible” due to delays:

As a result of the incident, ferry boat transportation service to the TTC and Magic Kingdom is temporarily unavailable and guests are being asked to take monorail and bus transportation back to the TTC. The guest’s condition is currently unknown.

We’ll continue to update this post as further reports surface.