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fall overboard

To fall over the side of a ship or boat and into the water. Hey, be careful standing by the railing like that—if we hit rough waters, you're liable to fall overboard!
See also: fall, overboard

fall overboard

to fall from a boat or a ship into the water. (See also go overboard) Someone fell overboard and they had to stop the boat and go back. The lady's sunglasses fell overboard.
See also: fall, overboard
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"Talk of falling overboard," he began, "reminds me of an extraordinary adventure--"
A water party; and by some accident she was falling overboard. He caught her."
Japanese time Friday, triggering a full-scale search which turned up camera footage of her falling overboard.
Last year there were six fishing fatalities, either through people falling overboard or due to issues affecting the stability of vessels.
A MAN was taken to hospital after falling overboard from a fishing vessel.
A Brit feared dead after falling overboard in the Mediterranean was named yesterday.
A 43-year-old angler may have drowned after falling overboard while fishing here early this morning.
During 2000-2016, a total of 204 commercial fishermen died after unintentionally falling overboard. The majority of falls (121; 59.3%) were not witnessed, and 108 (89.3%) of these victims were not found.
In the event of a person falling overboard, the rescueME MOB1 will alert your vessel via AIS and VHF radio--and others in the area with AIS--that you have a person in the water.
1916: It was reported that Seaman Arthur Heaton had been drowned after falling overboard from HMS Pilorus.
BEULAH, Michigan: A dog swam more than 6 miles and walked a dozen more to find its family after falling overboard into Lake Michigan during the weekend.
The coastguard launched a search for the Omani sailor, who was lost at sea off the coast of Croatia after falling overboard last Wednesday, his team announced.
MAIB concluded Mr Robinson died after falling overboard due to the St Amant having deck walls lower than the minimum statutory height.
A SAILOR was rescued by lifeboat crews after falling overboard near Cullercoats.