Man Missing After Falling From Carnival Cruise Ship

Coast Guard is searching for the man
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2017 1:18 PM CST
In this photo released by Carnival Cruise Lines, the Elation sails by the San Diego Yacht Club and other marinas after leaving the Port of San Diego, Thursday, June 7, 2007.    (AP Photo/Carnival Cruise Lines, Andy Newman)

(Newser) – A Georgia man has reportedly fallen overboard from the Carnival Elation cruise ship. The wife of 24-year-old Kevin Wellons told ship officials around 8:30am Monday that her husband was missing; the ship's closed circuit TV system revealed he'd gone overboard from the 11th deck at around 2:45am, Action News Jax reports. The ship had set off from Jacksonville and was en route to Nassau at the time, where it had moored when Wellons' wife discovered him missing, the Sun Sentinel reports. She said she'd last seen her husband around 2:30am. The Coast Guard is now searching for the man, who is estimated to have gone overboard about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas. (Read more cruise ships stories.)

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