Sunday, April 22, 2007


This is not the way to score your 15 seconds of fame. I guess he's just a cadet, so he still has that excuse... Source.
Cadet fell off ship re-enacting movie scene

DENVER — An Air Force Academy cadet who plunged about 50 feet from a cruise ship balcony into the ocean with a female passenger thanked his rescuers Tuesday but didn’t discuss the details of what happened.

Ernesto Guzman, 22, and Celeste Clarice Partee, 20, fell from the balcony of Partee’s cabin on Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess about 150 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, on March 25.

KWGN-TV in Denver reported that the pair were re-enacting a famous scene from the movie “Titanic” when they fell. Guzman took off his clothes to stay afloat, the station reported.

Both were rescued by boats launched from the ship.

Guzman issued a statement through the academy thanking Princess Cruises and the U.S. Coast Guard.

“The combination of their quick response and my water survival training at the United States Air Force Academy combined to save my life during those five hours in the Gulf of Mexico,” said Guzman, a junior.

Good thing his training saved him from his stupidity. I bet his fingers were a bit pruny for a while.

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