WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a man has died after falling aboard a cruise ship traveling from Florida to the Bahamas.

U.S. Coast Guard spokesman John Lally says the man fell Friday evening aboard the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica.

The 1,680-passenger ship was sailing from the Port of Palm Beach to Freeport in the Bahamas.

In a Palm Beach Post report , Lally said Coast Guard crews met the ship about 13 miles east of port and brought the man back to shore.

Lally said the man was pronounced dead at a Florida hospital. Neither the man's name nor hometown was immediately released.

In a statement, the cruise line said the ship continued to Grand Bahama Island after a passenger was evacuated "due to a medical emergency."


Information from: The Palm Beach (Fla.) Post, http://www.pbpost.com