It has just been reported that Mexican authorities were looking for a 39 year old male who was witnessed jumping from a Carnival cruise ship, the Conquest, on Friday night, while the ship was near Cozumel, Mexico. The ship was reported to have returned to where the man was last seen and a search was immediately started to look for him. Mexican authorities boarded the ship and after a search of the ship allowed the vessel to continue on its scheduled voyage, with a return to the home port of Galveston, Texas on Sunday following a seven day cruise.
This case involving another person who has gone overboard during a cruise ship involves a situation where the individual was actually witnessed jumping off the ship. There is no indication of any foul play associated with the incident. No further information is known at this time.
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