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Published on Friday, January 18, 2019

Cruiseline bans group for life following 'stupid and reckless' stunt

Royal Caribbean is considering legal action against a passenger whose friends filmed him jumping from the 11th floor of the Symphony of the Seas.

The group was later kicked off the ship and has since been banned from the cruiseline for life for the stunt, which was posted on social media.

Nick Naydev, aged 27 and from Vancouver, leapt from his balcony on the Symphony of the Seas while it was in Nassau in the Bahamas. He landed in the sea, more than 100 feet below.

His friends had filmed him climbing onto the railing, laughing as he balanced on the edge, then jumping. He posted the short video on Instagram, where it has received more than 157,000 views

In a statement, Royal Caribbean told USA Today: "This was stupid and reckless behaviour and he and his companions have been banned from ever sailing with us again. We are exploring legal action."

The cruiseline declined to say what form the legal action could take or how many passengers were involved. 

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