Troopers: man on Alaska cruise dies in ship's spa

Aug 15, 2013 -- 9:00am
- JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska state troopers say a Nairobi, Kenya, resident on a cruise in Alaska waters has died in the ship's spa. The Anchorage Daily News reports that troopers say the man was unresponsive when a relative found him in a steam room Tuesday evening. The man was traveling on the Norwegian Cruise Line's ship, the Norwegian Jewel, between Juneau and Skagway. Troopers say 66-year-old Jasumati Vithalani was not breathing and had no pulse when the ship's medical staff arrived. A cruise line doctor pronounced him dead. The troopers' statement said no foul play is suspected and the Alaska state medical examiner did not request an autopsy.

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