Coast Guard searches for man overboard near Florida Keys

Posted at 12:31 PM, Dec 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-14 12:32:23-05

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who went overboard from a cruise ship near the Florida Keys.

The Coast Guard says in a statement that the 26-year-old man was reported overboard Friday morning from the Carnival Victory cruise ship.

The ship was about 35 miles away from Islamorada in the Florida Keys.

The Coast Guard says a helicopter, vessel and surveillance aircraft are being used in the search.

Carnival says in a statement that the ship participated in search efforts before being relieved by the Coast Guard.

The ship was heading back to its homeport in Miami after a four-day cruise.

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