Cruise ship rescues crew member who went overboard near Cuba

Coast Guard searching for cruise ship worker who fell overboard

He was found floating in the water by another vessel operated by Carnival Cruise Line at about 1pm on Sunday.

Cellphone video captured the moment the 33-year-old Filipino man, an employee of Norwegian Cruise Line, was pulled on board the Carnival Glory, Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member that went overboard near Cuba. The Miami Herald reported a steward saw the crew member.

A man who went overboard on the cruise ship Norwegian Getaway was rescued almost 24 hours later by another cruise ship.

A spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line - the owners of Norwegian Getaway - described the man's survival as "miraculous".

The Getaway left Miami last Sunday, June 24th, for a one week cruise which included ports in Mexico, Belize and Honduras. The U.S. Coast Guard was notified after 3 PM on Saturday and a sentry airplane was launched first to start search operations. "Kudos to the Carnival Glory team". "We had a Coast Guard cutter join the search".

Thankfully, the crew member was found by Carnival Glory and is reported to be in stable condition.

"Early yesterday morning a crew member went overboard as Norwegian Getaway made her way back to Miami", Norwegian said in a statement. "We are so happy to know that the individual is safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family".

By nightfall, the search was suspended, and the crew member was presumed dead.

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