MIAMI (CBSMiami) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a man who was reportedly seen going overboard from a cruise ship near the Bahamas.READ MORE: Items From Brian Laundrie Found Near Trail In Nature Reserve, Medical Examiner And Cadaver Dog Called To Park
It happened Monday around 8:30 a.m. on the Carnival Elation cruise ship, about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas.
Kevin Wellons, 24, from Warner Robins, Georgia was on the 11th deck on the ship’s closed circuit TV when he went overboard, according to officials.READ MORE: 'We Want Him Dead, We Want Him Forgotten': Parkland Shooter Nikolas Cruz's Apology Falls Flat With Victims Families
His wife alerted the Elation to his disappearance once they moored in Nassau.
“The watch standers directed the launch of a forward deployed Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew and an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crew to search,” said the U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Southeast in a statement.MORE NEWS: West Park Puppy Theft Led To Shootout
The cruise departed from Jacksonville to their first port of call in Nassau, Bahamas.