Search Continues for Cruise Ship Jumper

The United States Coast Guard is in search of a  46-year-old man from Texas who jumped from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida, Saturday morning.

A poster on CruiseCritic said, “We were sitting in the schooner and heard Oscar Oscar Oscar. Captain has stopped the ship, said a guy jumped overboard.”

According to a USCG release, “Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Key West received a report from the crew aboard the Royal Caribbean Navigator of the Seas at approximately 3 a.m. of Mossman who fell approximately 100 feet from the 10th deck of the cruise ship into the water 36 nautical miles south of Carysfort Reef Light.”

It continued, “An Urgent Marine Information Broadcast was issued and the Coast Guard Cutter Gannet was launched to begin searching for Mossman. A Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 helicopter and a HC-144 aircraft were launched to begin searching as well.”

The United States Coast Guard will continue to search throughout the night.

Currently, the search-and-rescue teams have searched 946 square miles.

photo: Flickr/rta610

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