- A Royal Caribbean passenger was reported missing from his cruise ship this morning.
- The victim was sailing on the Independence of the Seas when he fell from the top deck of the ship into the sea.
- The ship was sailing about 33 years off the coast of Key Largo at the time of the passenger’s disappearance.
A passenger who was sailing on the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas has been reported missing after falling overboard from the ship.
The passenger reportedly fell (or jumped) from the ship’s 12th deck as it sailed about 33 miles off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. The passenger was reported missing at about 1:50 a.m.
The U.S. Coast Guard was called in to help the search for the missing traveler, and reportedly employed a Coast Guard boat, cutter, helicopter, and airplane in the search.
As the day progressed reports began to indicate that the missing passenger may have jumped from the ship, as opposed to having accidentally fallen overboard. Rumors swirled that indicated that the victim “did a swan dive off the top deck” and may have been dared to jump by friends.