UPDATE: Ferry Boat Incident at Walt Disney World Deemed Suicide Attempt by Orange County Sheriff’s Office

UPDATE: According to reports by the Orlando Sentinel, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office has deemed the ferry boat incident that took place around 7:00 PM on Seven Seas Lagoon an apparent suicide attempt.

The 56-year-old woman, whose name has not been disclosed by officials, boarded the ferry boat alongside people she knew. She then intentionally jumped into the lagoon before being rescued and transported to a hospital for treatment and further evaluation.

Guests aboard the ferry boat described the scene as “chaotic and traumatic” for all of those involved.

If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.


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.

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