( 4UMF NEWS ) Man Goes Overboard During Cruise To Bahamas:
The U.S. Coast guard was searching the Caribbean northeast of the Bahamas Friday for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who the Royal Caribbean cruise line said jumped from the Oasis of the Seas during the night.
Royal Caribbean said the man, who was not identified, was spotted by the ship’s crew “intentionally going over the side of the ship” about 17 miles east of the Turks and Caicos islands. It did not elaborate.
The Coast Guard said the man, who was reported missing at 1 a.m., was last seen wearing a pink shirt and white shorts.
Video taken by a passenger shows him holding on to a ledge near the life raft before falling into the water, Miami’s WPLG-TV reports.
“Our report was that he jumped on to a lifeboat and subsequently fell into the water, but regardless of how he ended up in the water we’re concerned right now about just finding him,” said Petty Officer Mark Barney of the U.S. Coast Guard, according to WPLG.
The Coast Guard said it was using two helicopters to scour the ocean about 90 miles northeast of Mayaguana, Bahamas. The cruise ship also launched two small boats to help with the search.
Royal Caribbean said its crew was also “providing support” to the man’s family.
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