Coast Guard searching for overboard cruise ship crew member

Posted at 1:26 PM, Dec 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-26 13:33:24-05

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a crewmember who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas some 267 miles (429 kilometers) off Puerto Rico.

The agency said in a news release sent from Miami on Wednesday that 20-year-old Arron Hough of the United Kingdom went overboard on Christmas Day.

A HC-130 Hercules airplane crew from Clearwater and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Resolute are searching for Hough. The cruise ship was off Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The ship sails from Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale and had departed on December 23rd for a 7-night cruise to the eastern Caribbean.

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