Florida Keys

Coast Guard searching for overboard cruise passenger

The Coast Guard is searching for a passenger overboard off the Keys.
The Coast Guard is searching for a passenger overboard off the Keys.

A U.S. Coast Guard search began Thursday for a passenger who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship about 33 miles off Key Largo.

At 1:49 a.m., the Independence of the Seas crew relayed a report that a 22-year-old man went overboard from the ship’s 12th deck.

In addition to a Station Islamorada boat and the Cutter Margaret Norvell, a Coast Guard helicopter and airplane have been deployed.

This bulletin will be updated as more information becomes available.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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