Search Suspended for Passenger Missing from Cruise Ship

   April 9, 2017 ,   Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) suspended its search Saturday evening for a passenger from DeKalb County who went overboard from the 9th deck of a cruise ship.

Officials said other passengers saw 32-year-old Reco Scott jump off a balcony at 5:00 a.m. Friday as Carnival Liberty was cruising from Florida to Nassau, Bahamas.

The watch standers directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to Great Inaguas, Bahamas, and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. to search.

Crews searched for more than 29 hours, covering 1,064 square miles.

Carnival Cruise Line said the ship made it to Nassau and it will head back to Port Canaveral.

The cruise ship continued to search in the area, along with two other vessels.

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