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Carnival Mardi Gras passenger ‘jumps overboard’ as screaming children alert crew

A passenger has reportedly jumped overboard from a Carnival cruise ship, with crew being alerted by screaming kids.

The incident occurred early Saturday morning as Carnival’s Mardi Gras was returning to central Florida.

The vessel was on its final leg of the voyage between Grand Turk to Port Canaveral when the person overboard advisory was dispatched simply after midnight.

A cruise passenger who was on deck seven on the time informed TMZ she noticed two youngsters operating previous her in a panic.

When she informed them to decelerate so that they wouldn’t harm themselves, they screamed somebody had gone overboard.

A spokesman for Carnival Cruise Line informed The US Solar in an announcement: “The crew of Carnival Mardi Gras reported to the US Coast Guard that an grownup male visitor jumped overboard early Saturday morning in the course of the ship’s return to Port Canaveral.”

It added: “The ship’s crew participated in search and rescue efforts till the ship was launched by the US Coast Guard, which continues the search.

“The Carnival Care Workforce is supporting the visitor’s household.

“Mardi Gras has arrived to Port Canaveral and can be crusing its subsequent itinerary.

“Our ideas and prayers are with the visitor and his household.”

Carnival Elation, which was additionally within the space finishing a voyage, assisted within the search efforts earlier than returning to port.

A visitor onboard Mardi Gras informed Cruise Radio that Lee, the Cruise Director, reported the person overboard on the ship’s intercom system early Saturday morning and that one other ship was shut by serving to to help.

Mardi Gras is Carnival’s largest ship to this point.

This text initially appeared on The Sun and was reproduced right here with permission.

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