Alcohol Kills Teenager While on a Cruise 06/24/2013

Larry Bleiberg, Special for USA TODAY
A New York high school senior who was found dead in his cruise ship cabin in February suffered from acute alcohol poisoning, according to a news report.

Alabany, N.Y.-based cited information from the New York City medical examiner's office.

Seth Younes, an 18-year-old Saratoga Springs High School senior and lacrosse player, died while on an eight-day cruise vacation to the Bahamas with his family on the Carnival Miracle. His body was found in his cabin on Feb. 26. at 3 a.m., a few hours before the ship was to dock in New York City. Blood tests, completed last week, confirmed the cause of death.

A Carnival spokesman on Feb. 27 had denied that any ship employees had served the teenager alcohol. The FBI made what was described as a standard preliminary investigation of the death when the ship arrived in New York.

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