US Couple Thought to Be Missing in Jamaica Found Safe After They Missed Their Cruise

Two people thought to be missing in Jamaica after disembarking a cruise ship have been found alive and are trying to find their way back to the U.S.

Authorities in Jamaica were searching for an American couple, Hayden Gerson, 33, and Alisha Frank, 32, who were last seen by cruise staff on Tuesday morning after arriving in Trelawny via the Falmouth cruise port. But it turned out that the pair just missed the ship as it left Jamaica.

Gerson's mother, Margot, told ABC News that she recently spoke to him, and that he and Frank are safe and plan to return to San Diego, adding that they're embarrassed that they missed the cruise.

The couple disembarked the cruise around 9:26 a.m. Tuesday, purportedly intending to make a trip to Montego Bay, according to the Jamaican Constabulary Force.

Police confirmed to ABC News the couple was on board the Royal Caribbean ship Oasis of the Seas. Royal Caribbean told ABC News that the couple asked to disembark the ship and was escorted to immigration.