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Carnival Cruise passenger reported missing, coast guard search underway

The victory guest Thomas McElhany went overboard at a certain point in the ship during the trip back to Miami after a four-night cruise that stops in Key West and Cozumel.
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The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old man from Carnival Cruise Victory passenger who went overboard about 35 miles south of Islamorada, Florida. yesterday.

On Dec. 14, the Orlando Sentinel reported that the Victory guest Thomas McElhany went overboard at a certain point in the ship during the trip back to Miami after a four-night cruise that stops in Key West and Cozumel.

Kimberly Wyatt, a passenger on board, posted a photo of the missing man on Twitter that day, shared updates from cruise ship officials if they came.

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“His picture is displayed on the tv on the cruise ship. Safety is also performed for a room by room, floor by floor search,” she tweeted.

“Camera’s to confirm the passenger went overboard. It is unknown whether he jumped or fell,” she wrote.

Wyatt also shared a picture of Carnival to the passengers on board the Victory over their search and rescue operations for the missing guest.

The Coast Guard Air Station Miami MH-65 Dolphin helicopter Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry and a Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. (WPC-1107) are active in the search, as per the Sentinel. The rescue operation is said to have continued overnight.

Carnvial spokesman Vance Gulliksen confirmed to Fox 5 San Diego, that a man is indeed gone from the ship as the ship traveled back to his home.
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Although representatives of the cruise line didn’t immediately return Fox News’ request for comment, Carnvial spokesman Vance Gulliksen confirmed to Fox 5 San Diego, that a man is indeed gone from the ship as the ship traveled back to his home.

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“All competent authorities, including the United States Coast Guard, were notified, and the ship has in the search-and-rescue efforts,” Gulliksen said.

According to the Victory on the official web page, the 101,509 gross ton Victory has the capacity to hold up to 2,764 guests and 1,110 crew on board. It departs from Miami, for travel to the Bahamas, Caribbean and Cuba.

This is a development of the story. Come back regularly for updates.

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