Coast Guard searching for Carnival cruise member who fell overboard near Cuba: report
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The United States Coast Guard continued its search Friday morning for a 37-year-old man who fell overboard from a cruise ship.

The US Coast Guard’s Southeast division first tweeted Thursday evening that the man fell from the cruise ship Carnival Victory approximately 30 miles northwest of Cuba, tweeting again Friday morning to confirm that the search was ongoing.

 

The ship was traveling from Cozumel, Mexico, to Miami on a four-day cruise when the man was seen going overboard.  

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A Carnival spokesperson said “all appropriate authorities, including the United States Coast Guard,” were notified of the incident.

“The ship’s command immediately returned to the location where the crew member was last seen and initiated search and rescue activities, which are ongoing,” the Carnival spokesperson said.

The Coast Guard 7th District watchstanders diverted the Cutter Charles Sexton to search for the man and sent a Coast Guard Ocean Sentry airplane, according to a statement from the Coast Guard.

Updated at 10:12 a.m.