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Company issues lifetime ban after Washington state man jumps from cruise ship

An online video shows the man standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas and jumping off.

Royal Caribbean spokesperson calls the incident extremely dangerous

A Vancouver, Wash., man estimated that he jumped from the 11th-storey deck, more than 30 metres above the water's surface. (@naydev91/Instagram)

Royal Caribbean International says it's issued a lifetime ban for a man who jumped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas.

The Sun Sentinel reports that Nick Naydev posted the video on Instagram last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas and jumping off.

In the comments section, the Vancouver, Wash., man estimated that he jumped from the 11th-storey deck, more than 30 metres above the water's surface.

Naydev says he and his friends were kicked off the ship and had to fly back to Miami. He says he was sore for several days after the jump but didn't report any serious injuries.

A Royal Caribbean spokesperson called the incident extremely dangerous and confirmed the lifetime ban. The company says it's also exploring legal action.

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