Death after fall on Hawaii ship ruled accidental

HONOLULU (AP) - The death of an 87-year-old Utah man who died after falling on a Hawaii cruise ship has been ruled accidental.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser says the medical examiner's office conducted an autopsy, which determined James C. Harte of Salt Lake City died of a cranial cerebral injury caused by the fall last week.

Harte died at an Oahu hospital Friday, four days after the accident off the coast of Hawaii.

Harte was a passenger on the cruise ship Veendam when he fell and hit his head. Foul play is not suspected.

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