NORFOLK, Va.~ The search for a man in his 35s who was reported to have gone missing from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Florida’s Atlantic coastline has been called off by the United States Coast Guard. According to the organisation, the man fell from the Carnival Magic early on Monday morning approximately 185 miles (300 km) east of Jacksonville. His travelling companion reported him missing, and the crew of the ship informed the Coast Guard of the situation. According to a statement, footage from the ship’s security cameras reveals that the man “leaned over the railing of his stateroom balcony and dropped into the water” at approximately four in the morning.
Through Wednesday evening, the Coast Guard had searched for a total of 60 hours, covering an area of approximately 13,392 square kilometres (5,171 square miles). The search was conducted by air crews, the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, and aircraft and ships from the United States Navy that were present in the region. According to Carnival, the ship arrived back at its home port in Norfolk, Virginia. The ship is around 1,000 feet (300 metres) in length and can accommodate close to 4,000 visitors.
The United States Coast Guard announced on Tuesday that it is searching for a man who was reported to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship that was located off the coast of Florida. According to a statement released by the service on Monday, a guest in their 35s who fell off the Carnival Magic ship approximately 185 miles (300 km) east of Jacksonville was rescued. The Coast Guard is conducting its search from both the water and the air.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the Coast Guard said that it had spent over 20 hours scouring an area that was more than 4,000 square miles (10,000 square km) in size. The search was going to stop by air as the sun went down, but the ships were going to keep looking for the missing person until Tuesday night. According to the statement, the man’s partner indicated that they hadn’t seen him since late Monday afternoon.
According to the statement, footage from the ship’s security cameras reveals that the guy “leaned over the railing of his stateroom balcony and dropped into the water” at approximately 4 in the morning. Carnival stated that the ship had been released from the Coast Guard’s search efforts and that the captain had been instructed to return the ship to its port in Norfolk, Virginia. The ship is around 1,000 feet (300 metres) in length and can accommodate close to 4,000 visitors.
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