Friday, January 02, 2009
The Coast Guard is searching the waters off Florida for a cruise ship employee whose co-workers say fell overboard. The Coast Guard says the man's co-workers on the Carnival Sensation reported him falling overboard around 1 a.m. today. His name was not released. Carnival says he was a member of the entertainment staff and was not on duty at the time.
Carnival SensationSix other crew members saw the man fall and said it was clearly an accident. Helicopters and patrol boats were searching the Atlantic Ocean east of Vero Beach. The cruise ship initially helped with the search but has returned to port. Carnival Corp., the world's largest cruise operator, is based in Miami. The ship was returning from a four-day cruise to the Bahamas.