Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger who went overboard

26-year-old man falls overboard off Florida Keys coast

MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old man who went overboard on a cruise ship off the Florida Keys.

According to a Coast Guard news release, a passenger on the Carnival Victory was reported to have gone overboard Friday about 35 miles south of Islamorada.

The Coast Guard is searching for the man by air and water.

A statement from Carnival Cruise Line said the ship has joined in the search-and-rescue efforts.

The Carnival Victory is returning from a four-day cruise that departed from Miami on Monday. The ship is scheduled to arrive in Miami later in the day.