The U.S. Coast Guard is currently searching for a man who intentionally jumped off of Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas, as it was heading back to Port Everglades this morning.
Officials are reporting that a 22 year old man was seen jumping off of deck 12 aboard the Independence of the Seas at approximately 2 AM on Thursday. The ship was about 30 miles south of Key Largo.
Crew on board the ship joined the USCG in searching for the passenger until 6:15 AM, before returning to Port Everglades. The Coast Guard is continuing it’s search. It is unknown why the man jumped overboard at this time.
The Independence of the Seas was on a five night Western Caribbean cruise at the time of the incident.
This is a developing story, and Cruise Everyday will let you know as updates are announced.