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Published August 28, 2012, 09:02 AM

Coast Guard looking for man who jumped from 10th deck of cruise ship

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 31-year-old man who authorities say jumped from the Carnival Fascination cruise ship.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 31-year-old man who authorities say jumped from the Carnival Fascination cruise ship.

Officials say a security guard saw the man leap into the water from a 10th floor deck early Tuesday. Officials say he fell about 87-feet into the water.

Crewmembers aboard the cruise ship reported the incident to the Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville command center at 2:09 a.m. Tuesday.

The Coast Guard says has three ships, a motor life boat and a helicopter are currently searching the waters off Ponce De Leon for the man.

The passenger's name has not been released.

No further details were immediately available.


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