MIAMI (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Texas man who fell from a cruise ship near Florida’s Key Largo.
Coast Guard officials say 46-year-old David Mossman fell from the 10th deck of Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas ship late Friday. The fall was a distance of about 100 feet.
On Sunday, the Coast Guard had almost doubled its search coverage area, but the efforts were futile. Chris Eddy, search-and-rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th District, said, “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts and an exhaustive search, our crews were unable to locate him.”
Eddy says the decision was made with “great care and deliberation.”
A helicopter and plane were used in the search, which the Coast Guard says covered 2,583 square nautical miles.
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