A 24-year-old Warner Robins man on a cruise ship with his wife went overboard near the Bahamas early Monday morning and the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for him.
Kevin Wellons was reported missing by his wife about 8:30 a.m. after the Carnival Elation ship docked in Nassau, Bahamas, the Coast Guard said.
Surveillance video on the ship showed Wellons “going overboard from the 11th deck,” about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas, the news release from the Coast Guard said.
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Local news outlets in the Jacksonville, Florida, area, where the ship set sail Saturday, report that authorities believe Wellons fell off the ship about six hours before his wife reported him missing.
Watch standers with the Coast Guard got word that Wellons was missing about 11 a.m., the Coast Guard said.
Helicopter and airplane crews were still searching for Wellons on Tuesday and Bahamian authorities also were notified, Carnival Cruises said in an e-mailed statement to The Telegraph.
“Carnival’s CareTeam is providing support to the missing guest’s family,” the email said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time.”