Woman Who Died After Falling Off Cruise Ship Balcony Identified as Almarosa Tenorio

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
November 19, 2018US News

A woman who died after falling from a balcony on a Princess Cruises ship has been identified.

The woman died on the morning of Nov. 13, with witnesses saying she may have been pushed.

Officials identified the woman as Almarosa Tenorio, an American. She was initially reported to be 57 years old but that was corrected to 52 years of age.

“Almarosa was a very loving daughter, sister, mom and grandmother with a good heart,” her brother Tony Rodriguez said in a statement obtained by ABC.

“Her passion was teaching and working with children. She had a vivacious personality with a smile that would light up a room. We are sad that she was taken from us at such a young age. She will be missed by all that knew her,” the statement continued.

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Almarosa Tenorio‎‏ في الأحد، ٢ أبريل ٢٠١٧

The cause of death for Tenorio has not been made public but her death was ruled unnatural, according to Aruba Public Prosecutor’s Office spokeswoman Ann Angela.

But her husband is not considered a suspect after being questioned.

The ship was on a seven-day cruise to Aruba after departing from Fort Lauderdale in Florida on Nov. 9.

According to Aruba news website Diario, the woman was seen struggling with a “muscular man” who was choking her before she fell. Passengers said that one of the woman’s legs was torn off after she fell from the 16th floor and landed in a lifeboat.

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Almarosa Tenorio‎‏ في الأحد، ٢ أبريل ٢٠١٧

Passenger Logan Tignor told CBS that the death shattered the tranquil journey the passengers were on.

“It’s surreal and I’m kind of traumatized for it. I never would expect that it would happen on vacation,” he said.

Peter Ocello, another passenger, told ABC that passengers were woken at 4 a.m. by a shipwide announcement. “It was a rude awakening. They made the announcement right into our rooms,” he said.

Another passenger said that they only found out after the ship arrived in Aruba that a death had occurred.

In a statement, Princess Cruises said that it could confirm the death and was cooperating with the FBI and local authorities.

“We are deeply saddened by this incident and offer our sincere condolences to the family and those affected,” it said.

A friend of Tim Tenorio, Tenorio’s son, started a GoFundMe to raise funds for Tim and his sister after their mother’s death.

“Tim is a classmate of mine at the University of South Alabama in the Secondary Education Program. He is an amazing, kind-hearted person who works his tail off to make awesome grades all while working at Sam’s almost every day,” wrote Sara-Beth Hewett.

“Tim lived at home with his mother and now everything is up in the air with the future. The other day when he told me the news my heart stopped for him. He even suggested taking time off of school. The mother in me told him he better not and we have three more weeks, however, it is the hardest three weeks of school. Andrea is also in school at the University of Southern California all while dealing with this tragic event. As I do not know Andrea personally I would also tell her the same things I am telling Tim,” she continued.

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