Man dies after incident on cruise ship while on Christmas break

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An elderly man tragically died on Christmas Day while he was on holiday on a cruise ship.

An inquest into the death of Garth O’Donnell, 73, was opened and adjourned today at Ampthill Coroner’s Court by senior coroner Tom Osborne.

The court heard that Mr O’Donnell, who has lived at Hillgrounds Road, Kempston for over 20 years, went on a cruise ship that left Southampton on December 21 to travel to the Canary Islands.


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