WASHINGTON (SBG) – A passenger has reportedly fallen overboard on a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of the Florida Keys.
It is not known at this time if the passenger fell or jumped.
The cruise ship has displayed images of the young man as crews and security conduct a search of rooms on the ship.
Carnival issued a statment to passengers aboard the ship saying that cameras on the ship confirmed that the passenger did fall overboard.
“We are continuing our search and rescue efforts for our missing gust. I am sorry to say that our ships camera system has confirmed that he went overboard. Our Care Team is currently assisting his family on board,” Carnival said.
The cruise line added that they are working in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard to search the area where he was last seen. Carnival was also working to assist passengers to reschedule their flights.
The cruise set sail from Miami, Florida Dec. 10 and returned to the same port Friday. An NBC news report states the U.S. Coast Guard believes the young man went overboard south of Islamorada, in the Florida Keys they also called the act “intentional.”