Cruise passenger's last text to wife before falling overboard

Student Liam Jones was celebrating his mum’s birthday on the MSC Euribia when he vanished.

The devastated wife of a tourist feared dead after falling off a cruise ship has revealed the last message he sent her before vanishing.

Liam Jones was celebrating his mum’s birthday on the MSC Euribia bound for Amsterdam and Hamburg earlier this month when he inexplicably toppled overboard. The 23-year-old student was last seen on the boat’s deck on March 16 — just one day after setting sail on the luxury seven-day holiday.

Liam Jones and his wife Sophia on their wedding day before the Scottish tourist fell off a cruise ship MSC Euribia.
Liam Jones was celebrating his mum's birthday when he fell from the MSC Euribia cruise ship bound for Amsterdam. Source: Daily Record/supplied

In his last text, the Scottish tourist complained to his wife Sophia Mcphee, 20, that he was feeling seasick. Not long after Liam’s sister broke the tragic news.

“She said there had been an accident and Liam ‘wasn’t coming back’,” Sophia told the Daily Record. “She then said she had seen CCTV and he’d gone overboard.”

The heartbroken wife said she has “so many questions” about her husband’s disappearance and is “not getting any answers to what’s happened”. “I feel so lost. He’s just...gone. I’m never going to see him again. I’m devastated,” she added.

The MSC Euribia cruise ship.
Police boarded the MSC Euribia after it returned to the UK last week. Source: Port of Hamburg

Police board docked cruise ship

Police boarded the MSC Euribia after it returned to Southampton in the UK on Friday.

A spokesperson for MSC Cruises told the publication “a passenger on board MSC Euribia went overboard on 16 March as the ship was sailing to Hamburg”.

“This was reported to the authorities. The police in Southampton boarded the vessel today and investigated on behalf of the coroner.

“We are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time. Out of respect for the family’s privacy, we will refrain from disclosing any additional information.”

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