Coast Guard Ends Search for Norwegian Sun Crewmember Who Jumped Overboard off Alaska
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The Coast Guard has ended a search in Alaskan waters for a Norwegian Cruise Line crewmember that, as security footage shows, jumped overboard, the Associated Press reported.
The Norwegian Sun was south of Douglas Island early Thursday morning when the incident occurred. Coast Guard Lt. Colin Boyle told the AP that security system footage showed the individual leaping into the water without a life jacket at 4:16 a.m.
Alaska State Troopers identified the crewmember to the AP as 27-year-old Jonas Fillipe de Miranda Santiago of Brazil.
Troopers said Santiago was reported as missing to ship security around 2 p.m. Thursday, and they were contacted just after 5 p.m.
The Coast Guard search ended right after 10 p.m. the same evening.
"We were saddened to learn that a crew member aboard Norwegian Sun jumped overboard in the early morning of July 2, while the ship was sailing near Juneau," Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement Friday evening. "Norwegian is providing full support to the fellow crew members on board and our thoughts and prayers go out to the individual's family during this difficult time."
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