Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Man Jumps From Cruise Ship After 4-Day Trip to the Bahamas

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US Coast Guards are using all resources to find a man who reportedly jumped overboard from a Carnival cruise line on his way back from a four-day sail-away in the Bahamas, late Sunday afternoon.

A friend of Jaylen Hill, 30, reported not seeing him and conveyed the suspicions to the ship’s crew. It was after authorities reviewed surveillance cameras, they confirmed the man jumped overboard while the Carnival Elation was about 95 miles east of Melbourne, Florida, and heading back to Jacksonville.

The Coast Guard was alerted at 6:30 p.m. Sunday night and the search was initiated soon after, Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric Rodriguez told Insider.

Matt Lupoli, a Carnival spokesperson, said, “Shoreside authorities were notified, and the crew was advised to continue to Jacksonville. The Carnival Care Team is providing support to the guest’s family and our thoughts are with them and the guest.”

Rescuers are using an 87-foot Cutter Tarpon from St. Petersburg, a Hercules aircraft from Clearwater, and an Ocean Sentry aircraft from Miami, to search for Hill.

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