Camera footage confirms the student went overboard the Carnival Cruise Ship Glory Sunday morning five miles southwest of Abaco Island, Bahamas.
Video cameras confirm the 21-year-old went overboard the cruise ship Carnival Glory Sunday morning five miles southwest of Abaco Island, Bahamas. The ship was on its first leg of a seven-day Caribbean cruise that left Miami Saturday.
The Coast Guard and other authorities were notified after the man was reported missing. Carnival Glory returned to the location where the man went missing and participated in a search. Carnival re-directed cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy to assist in the search as well.
Both ships have been released from the search. Ecstasy returned to Miami on Monday as scheduled and is currently on a four-day voyage according to Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen. Carnival Glory missed its stop in Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas and is back on its scheduled itinerary.
The Coast Guard suspended the search at sunset on Tuesday. The Coast Guard searched more than 4,600 square nautical miles with two aircraft and a ship according to United States Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Jon-Paul Rios of the Coast Guard 7th District based in Miami.
One MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter squad was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater and one HC-144 search and rescue plane was launched from Coast Guard Air Station Miami. Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber is also assisting in the search.
Carnival Glory's home port is Miami.