Update- Orange County Sheriff’s Office Statement on Woman Who Jumped off Walt Disney World Ferryboat


For those following the story that happened earlier tonight, where a woman apparently jumped off of a Walt Disney World Ferryboat, The Orlando Sentinel has new information from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

It is believed that the 56 year old, unnamed woman, deliberately jumped in a suicide attempt:

Cpl. Antwan Daniels indicated that the woman was on the ferryboat with other people she knew when she jumped into the lagoon at around 7 PM. This goes along with the witness statement I posted from The Orlando Park Zone. Commenter Aidan Slobodian has posted:

She did not fall, she jumped willingly off the railing. She sat on the railing and it looked as if though she was going to stay there, but she pushed herself off the railing into the water below. She was not pushed, since there was no one around to do so, and i was around 5-6 feet away when the incident occurred.

After her rescue she was transported to a local hospital where she is being treated.

Disney’s Reedy Creek Improvement District initially responded and called in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO). The Disney spokeswoman on hand referred all questions to the OSCO.

The Orlando Sentinel also posted a link to a video of the rescue from @MiKiEPNyC on Twitter.

Thankfully a more tragic situation was avoided. All the news sites are sharing this number and I am as well. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, The Orlando Park Zone, @MiKiEPNyC on Twitter

Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW, at a very young age, to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. I also love to sing Disney songs and have sung them for my kids since they were babies! I've been successfully running social media and websites since 2010. I've also been a public speaker and presenter since 2007. I'm the co-host for the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. Former contributor, online personality and acting social media manager at The Kingdom Insider (built it from the ground up with my husband for 2+ from it's start in 1997-2019) Pirates and Princesses was started by my husband and I several years ago. Prior to our work on The Kingdom Insider and advertising from Academy Travel. Living OUR happily ever after getting to do what we love with our two kids! Creating fun content and building up new platforms from scratch. Certified art teacher, and mom. Opinions are all mine.