Monday, May 25, 2009
The Coast Guard is searching for a man believed to have gone overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard say 18-year-old Bruce Okrepki reportedly went overboard from the Carnival Fantasy at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, about 150 miles southwest of Tampa. Okrepki is from Louisiana but authorities aren't certain of his hometown. A search plane, helicopter and Coast Guard cutter were sent out to search. The ship had left New Orleans and was en route to Key West.