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Coast Guard searching for overboard cruise ship passenger near Galveston

Coast Guard
Posted at 6:57 AM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-25 08:00:22-04

The Coast Guard says they are currently searching for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard Thursday night near Galveston.

Officials were notified that a 26-year-old man, who was a passenger on the Carnival Dream, had gone overboard around 8:45 pm.

The incident happened about 47 miles southeast of Galveston.

According to KHOU, The ship was sailing from Galveston, TX to Cozumel, Mexico on the first day of a four-day voyage.

An MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew and HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew were dispatched to search the area.

Involved in the search:

  • Coast Guard Air Station Houston
  • Coast Guard Sector/Air Station Corpus Christi
  • Carnival Dream
  • Good Samaritan vessel