Passenger Missing From Carnival Cruise Ship

   February 14, 2017 ,   Accidents

The Coast Guard is currently searching for a cruise passenger after video showed him fall overboard from Carnival cruise ship out of Jacksonville Monday morning.

Carnival Cruise Line said video showed 24-year-old Kevin Wellons go overboard at approx 2:45 a.m. on February 13. 

The Elation ship out of Jacksonville had already moored at its first port of call, Nassau, Bahamas, when the man's wife told officials he was missing at approximately 8:30 a.m. 

Wellons' wife said she'd last seen him at 2:30 a.m. on February 13. 

The cruise line said the ship was about 14 nautical miles northeast of Great Harbor Cay in the Bahamas when Wellons, who is from Warner Robins, Ga., reportedly went overboard. 

The Coast Guard was notified at about 11 a.m. by Carnival Elation cruise ship that the man was reportedly seen going overboard from the 11th deck on the ship's closed-circuit TV.

Carnival Elation is based year-round in Jacksonville, and departed Saturday on a 5-day Bahamas cruise.  

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