Coast Guard suspends search for missing cruise ship passenger

C-130 & MH-60MIAMI — The Coast Guard suspended search efforts for a missing 35-year-old man who fell into the water during a cruise 80 nautical miles northeast of Mayaguana, Bahamas, Saturday.

“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loved ones and all that have been affected by this tragedy,” said Capt. Todd Coggeshall, Coast Guard 7th District chief of response management.

At approximately 1 a.m. Friday, watchstanders at the Coast Guard 7th District command center received a report from the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship stating a man fell into the water after clinging to a life boat aboard the cruise ship.

Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules airplane and MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrews from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Florida, searched an area covering 931 square nautical miles.

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