September 2, 2023 | 6:38 pm
The sister of a 19-year-old Washington man who boarded a Royal Caribbean cruise ship earlier this week is speaking out against “misinformation” amid her pleas for answers and her desperate attempts to maintain hope in light of her family’s tragedy.
Savannah Robich Swipe on Saturday In a Facebook post by a woman who claimed she was also a passenger on the Royal Caribbean ship Wonder of the Seas, she said the captain announced that the video showed the young man jumping overboard.
“She has no idea what is going on regarding my brother’s whereabouts and status,” Robich, who lives in Texas, said in the post.
The woman, who is on TikTok as @brunausaflorida_official, also claimed that a sick passenger had to be dropped off in the Cayman Islands during the search for Sigmund Robic, 19, who fell from the boat off the coast of Cuba on Tuesday.
The Post could not immediately reach her.
The US Coast Guard, which is scheduled to investigate once the ship returns to the United States, did not immediately respond to the newspaper’s inquiries.
Savannah Robich urged people to report the woman, and said she would soon delete the post about the woman completely to focus on her brother.
She blocked “rude and insensitive” comments for several days while she posted photos and stories about her brother’s disappearance in an attempt to encourage authorities to continue searching for him.
Her brother, a college student, was on a cruise with friends when he fell off the largest cruise ship in the world. This was only day 2 of a 7 day cruise out of Port Canaveral, Florida.
The crew spent about three hours combing the waters after the ship turned around and returned to course. The industry website reportedBut he didn’t show anything.
Savannah Robich and other family members are pleading for answers and updates, she said.
“He is a son, big brother, little brother, cousin, uncle, nephew, friend, friend, classmate, co-worker and neighbor!!!” the desperate sister wrote in another post.
In a statement to The Washington Post, Royal Caribbean said it was working closely with local authorities, but added: “Out of respect for the family, we will not share further details about this unfortunate event.”
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