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Woman who fell from the Queen Mary identified

December 8, 2011 |  7:49 am

Woman dies after fall from Queen Mary
The Los Angeles County coroner released the identity of the 26-year-old woman who died after falling 75 feet from the Queen Mary as Kelly Ryann Dorrell of Long Beach. 

Investigators said Dorrell climbed over the ship's railing and tumbled into the frigid water about 8:30 p.m. Monday.  Dorrell was believed to be "rather intoxicated," said Long Beach police spokeswoman Nancy Pratt.

An autopsy has reportedly been scheduled for Thursday, and a toxicology report will be performed to see whether alcohol was a factor in the Dorrell's death.

At some point, Dorrell crossed over the rail on the fourth floor of the ship's deck, and fell in the water.  A 40-year-old man believed to be her boyfriend jumped in after her. Two police offices also jumped in.

Dorrell was taken to the hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead shortly afterward.  Police are investigating whether she died from blunt force or hypothermia.


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Photo: Authorities are expected to conduct an autopsy Thursday in the death of a woman who fell from the Queen Mary. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times