Coast Guard searching for man who jumped from cruise ship
Man leapt into water from 10th floor deck of Carnival Fascination.
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.
Crew members 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 have been searching the waters off Ponce De Leon for the man.
The passenger's name has not been released.
No further details were immediately available.