Mike Mankamyer Fell 60 Feet From Carnival Cruise Ship … Lives, Rescued … Then Arrested on Sex Charges
The story initially was reported that a man fell 60 feet off a Carnival cruise ship; however, there was much secrecy regarding the event. Mike Mankamyer was eventually rescued, but the story does not end there.
Mankamyer was on Carnival Glory for a cruise to the Bahamas. Early Friday morning, he reportedly jumped 60 feet off a balcony into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Coast Guard finally spotted him 30 miles off Ft. Lauderdale’s coast. He had treaded water for eight hours. Mankamyer – an average swimmer, overweight, with a collapsed lung -had mild hypothermia, but was otherwise fine. (CBS News)
It is being reported at Fox News that 8 hours after Mike Mankamyer was rescued by the Coast Guard he was arrested and charged on sex charges. Of all the people that have gone missing off cruise ships, this one actually was saved.
Michael Mankamyer, 35, of Orlando was charged with sexual battery not likely to cause injury and lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim older than 12, said Liz Malavet, of the Orange County jail’s inmate records. Mankamyer was being held without bond and his first court appearance is Wednesday, she said.
The charges stem from an FBI investigation into Mankamyer’s fall about 70 feet (21 meters) after jumping from the balcony of his room aboard the Carnival Glory in March, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The FBI reviewed cruise ship records that revealed Mankamyer had escorted at least four teenage boys on separate cruises, Sgt. Rich Mankewich of the sheriff’s sex crimes unit told the newspaper.