Cruise ship passenger dies of heart attack

Posted: Wednesday, August 06, 2003

JUNEAU (AP) A cruise ship passenger died of a heart attack aboard the vessel earlier this week.

Parag Bakshi, 43, from Delaware, went into cardiac arrest early Tuesday morning after suffering an asthma attack aboard the cruise vessel Norwegian Sky, according to Alaska State Troopers. The ship was headed into Gastineau Channel, near Juneau.

The ship's physician pronounced Bakshi dead about 5:30 a.m. Troopers said no foul play is suspected.

The body was released by the state medical examiner's office to Bakshi's wife who was also aboard.

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