The search for a male passenger on the Carnival Cruise ship who is believed to have jumped off the ship has been ongoing as of Monday.
Search efforts by the US Coast Guard began after it was reported that a 30-year-old guest on the Carnival Elation cruise ship boarded the ship Sunday near Florida, according to a tweet. They involve both air and surface crews.
Carnival Cruise Line told FOX Business in a statement that the ship was sailing towards Jacksonville, Florida when a male guest “jumped into the sea”.
“The crew was informed by his companion late in the afternoon of his disappearance after he had not been seen all day. Sadly, after an exhaustive search and review of security camera footage, it was determined that he had jumped,” the statement continued.
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The District 7 Coast Guard named the missing guest as Jaylen Hill in a tweet late Monday afternoon, adding that their teams “continue to search” for him. According to authorities, he went into the sea less than 100 miles east of Melbourne.
Carnival Cruise Line said Elation was “advised to continue to Jacksonville” after notifying authorities of the situation on Sunday. It reached its destination the next morning.
“The Carnival care team is supporting the guests’ families and we think of them as well as the guests,” Carnival also told FOX Business.
Crews involved in the search came from “Miami, Clearwater & Coast Guard Cutter Tarpon air stations,” the Coast Guard said Monday morning.
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The Carnival Elation, the 855-foot ship on which the missing man was a guest, first set sail in the late ’90s. It usually sails from Jacksonville to the Bahamas on voyages lasting two to five days, Carnival’s website says.
According to Carnival, the journey to the Bahamas that Elation was completing when the man disembarked took four days.
The company has a total of about two dozen Carnival Cruise Line-branded ships.
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