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Texas Man Falls off Royal Caribbean Ship in Florida

Impacting Travel | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 06, 2016

Texas Man Falls off Royal Caribbean Ship in Florida

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A rescue team is looking for a Texas man who fell about 100 feet off a Royal Caribbean ship off the coast of south Florida, the Coast Guard told CNN

David Mossman, 46, was aboard the Navigator of the Seas cruise ship when he fell from the 10th deck, CNN reported.

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The Coast Guard told CNN that it sent a helicopter and an aircraft to search for the man after hearing about the incident at about 3 a.m. Saturday.

A rescue team has searched 946 square nautical miles so far and will continue searching through the night, the Coast Guard told CNN. 

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According to Click2Houston/KPRC2, Royal Caribbean released the following statement:

"On Friday, March 4, 2016, at approximately 10:55 p.m., a guest onboard Navigator of the Seas reported that they had witnessed another guest going overboard from their stateroom balcony. A review of the ship’s closed-circuit camera footage observed a 46-year-old male guest from the U.S. going overboard from deck 10.  The location of the ship at the time the guest went overboard was marked on the ship’s Global Positioning System (GPS), and the ship, along with the Coast Guard, conducted a search for the missing guest. Early Saturday morning, the ship was advised by the Coast Guard that they would be assuming control of the search and the ship resumed its journey to Port Everglades, Florida. Royal Caribbean’s Care Team is providing support to the guest’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Navigator of the Seas sailed a six-night itinerary that departed Port Everglades, on February 28, made a port calls to Georgetown, Grand Cayman; Falmouth, Jamaica; and Labadee, Haiti."

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