One of two Australians who plunged from a cruise ship two weeks ago has been remembered as a hero who died attempting to rescue his girlfriend.
Officials have been tight-lipped about why 30-year-old Paul Rossington and his 26-year-old girlfriend Kristen Schroder plummeted more than 20 meters (65 feet) from the deck of a Carnival Corp. ship off the Australian east coast May 8 on the final night of a 10-day family cruise.
Neither body was found. Hundreds paid their respects to Rossington at a memorial service in Sydney on Thursday.
New South Wales state Ambulance Service senior chaplain Paul McFarlane said Rossington, a paramedic, had "immediately and instinctively gone over the side of the ship to try to save" his girlfriend.