Search Underway for Carnival Cruise Passenger Who Appears to Have Jumped From Balcony
The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching for a man who went overboard on a Carnival line cruise.
The Carnival Dream left out of Galveston on Thursday for a four-day trip to Cozumel.
The yet-to-be-named 26-year-old man, reportedly went overboard around 8:45 pm last night.
Carnival Cruise lines released the following statement about the incident:
Thursday evening, a guest went overboard from Carnival Dream while the ship was sailing from Galveston. Based on camera footage, it appears the guest jumped from his stateroom balcony.
The ship's command promptly began search and rescue procedures, returned to the area near where the incident occurred and notified the US Coast Guard which is sending a helicopter to assist in the search. The onboard CareTeam is assisting the guest's family.
Carnival Dream departed Galveston earlier today on a four-day cruise.
The Coast Guard is searching 47 miles southeast of Galveston.