Coast Guard rescues cruise ship crewmember near Biscayne Bay

MIAMI — The Coast Guard rescued a cruise ship crewmember who went overboard Friday morning.

A smallboat crew from Coast Guard Station Miami Beach, Fla., located 31-year-old Robert Mado treading water around 6:15 a.m., roughly five miles off the Fowey Rocks near Biscayne Bay, Miami. Mado was transferred to Fireboat One from Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Mado went overboard from the Royal Caribbean, Majesty of the Seas, early Friday morning. The Majesty of the Seas crew broadcast a distress call around 4:30 a.m.

Also assisting in the search were:

  • An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Miami
  • A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission boat crew

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