Coast Guard searching for man who went overboard from Carnival cruise ship off Texas

Officials said the 26-year-old went overboard from the Carnival Dream.

October 25, 2019, 2:16 AM

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off Galveston, Texas, for a passenger who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship.

Coast Guard officials said that a 26-year-old man was reported overboard from the Carnival Dream, 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening.

Camera footage from aboard the ship appeared to show the guest jumping from his stateroom balcony, Carnival representatives said in a statement.

PHOTO: Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Dream ship is seen in a publicity photo.
Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Dream ship is seen in a publicity photo.
Carnival Cruise Line

Darrell Byer, a passenger aboard the Carnival Dream, told ABC News Thursday night that the search was underway in "fairly rough seas" and that at least three other ships were assisting in the search operation.

"They were calling a name out for quite a while, several times, on the intercom," Byer said. "And then they said we have a man overboard."

The ship immediately returned to the area near where the incident occurred and began search and rescue procedures, Carnival officials said. The ship's onboard care team was assisting the guest’s family, they added.

Multiple ships and an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter were involved in the search, according to Coast Guard officials.

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