The passenger of a cruise ship was rescued after 15 hours at sea. The incident occurred in the Gulf of Mexico.
A passenger who went missing from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico has been rescued after more than 15 hours at sea, the US Coast Guard announced.
The 28-year-old man was at a bar on the Carnival Valor with his sister on Wednesday night, but was not seen after going to the bathroom.
The man was in the water for more than 15 hours
Several rescue crews searched the area, and the man was found about 30 kilometers off the coast of Louisiana. The victim was reportedly in stable condition when he was pulled from the water.
Lt. Seth Gross, of the US Coast Guard, said the man was in the water for more than 15 hours, “the absolute longest I’ve ever heard of and just one of those Thanksgiving miracles.”
It is unclear how the man fell into the water
It’s not clear how the man fell into the water on the ship, which was heading to Cotumel, Mexico, according to the report BBC.
In 2018, a 46-year-old British woman was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea from a cruise ship.