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Crews look for cruise ship passenger who went overboard

MIAMI – the U.S. coast guard crews are searching for a man who apparently jumped from the 12th aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the Florida Keys.

Officials said in a press release sent Thursday that the crew of the Independence of the Seas notified the Coast Guard command center in Key West early Thursday morning.

In a statement, Royal Caribbean said witnesses saw the 22-year-old man “intentionally going overboard,” from the 12th deck of the ship around 1:45 pm

The ship was on the last leg of a four-night cruise and was on the way to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale.

Crews are looking for him at about 33 miles southeast of Key Largo.

No further details were immediately available.

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