Cruise

Man missing after jumping off cruise ship

Hannah Edensor

Hannah Edensor

A man has reportedly leapt off of Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Liberty on Friday, somewhere between Port Canaveral and the Bahamas.

Per WSB-TV, the 32-year-old male guest was spotted by witnesses jumping from a cabin balcony, prompting the ship to immediately turn the vessel around and begin search procedures.

The ship also notified the US Coast Guard which also began multiple search and rescue missions, along with a helicopter in the area.

“At approximately 4:53 am on April 7, a man overboard was reported on the cruise ship Carnival Liberty as the ship was transiting between Port Canaveral, FL, and Nassau, Bahamas,” the cruise line said in a statement, per Travel Agent Central.

“A 32 year old male guest was observed jumping from a cabin balcony. The ship’s command immediately turned the vessel around and began search procedures as well as notified the U.S. Coast Guard which deployed multiple search and rescue assets to the scene. USCG released the cruise ship to resume course for Nassau, Bahamas, that afternoon.

“Our CareTeam has been providing support to the missing guest’s family and loved ones. We extend our thoughts and prayers to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”

The man, Reco Scott, was reportedly on a honeymoon with his wife, according to FOX 5, after the couple renewed their vows.

Per Travel Agent Central, the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 and the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. searched the area for over 29 hours, but the man remains missing.

The Coast Guard have since suspended its search, and per New York Daily News, the ship resumed its course for the Bahamas Friday afternoon.



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