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Man dies after falling from cruise ship

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A man died after falling overboard from a cruise ship off the Queensland coast.

The man was seen falling overboard from the Rhapsody of the Seas ship about 2am (AEDT) on Saturday, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) says.

Life rings and marker smoke were deployed and the ship was turned around in an attempt to find him.

Merchant vessel the Pacific Pearl and a government plane were also used in the search.

An AMSA spokesman said the cruise ship, which had left Sydney on Thursday, recovered the man’s body about 9.30am (AEDT).

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