Body Recovered After Man Goes Overboard from Cruise Ship

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Posted: January 23, 2020

Authorities announced that they have recovered the body of a man who went overboard from a cruise ship on Wednesday night.

The victim fell from the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas as it was docked at Puerto Rico Wednesday. After being notified of the victim's disappearance, ship authorities called the U.S. Coast Guard for help locating him. The Coast Guard responded by setting up a "safety zone" reports CBSNews.com

Together with local agencies, the Coast Guard sent out teams to look for the missing passenger. They soon found the body of the 46-year-old victim, who was from Naples, Florida.

Coast Guard spokesperson Ricardo Castrodad said that surveillance video showed the man jumping from the ship at a height of about 177 feet above the water. Authorities are not sure what caused him to jump.