The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for a man in the Gulf of Mexico after 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. A passenger on a Carnival cruise ship had spotted him in the water.
The search was concentrated in the area about 157 nautical miles from the shores of Pensacola, Fla.
After 2 hours of searching, Carnival Fantasy suspended their search and called in the USCG.
According to the passenger, the man has dark hair, wearing a red t-shirt and was seen face down in the water.
The Coast Guard deployed an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft to assist in the search of a total of 434 square nautical miles.
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