FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — An Air Force major has drowned while on a cruise in the Caribbean.
The Broward County, Florida, medical examiner's office says 37-year-old Stephen Osakue drowned Friday on board a Caribbean Princess ship.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports ship personnel were unable to revive him. Cruise line spokesman Nagin Kamali said the death appears to be an accident.
Osakue was a research pharmacist stationed at Columbus Air Base in Mississippi. He was on the cruise with his wife.
The Columbus Air Force Base released a statement on Tuesday.
“Maj. Stephen Osakue was a valued-member of Team BLAZE, the Medical Group, and our pharmacy. He was an Airman, a father, a husband, a son, a friend and so much more. This is a difficult time for many across the base, especially his family. Our thoughts and prayers are going out to his wife and children, co-workers, and friends," said Col. Samantha Weeks, 14th Flying Training Wing commander.