Search for missing passenger suspended
US Coast Guard crews suspended their search for a passenger lost over board from the "Carnival Paradise" on May 23 at 9 p.m., about 85 miles west of Fort Myers. Coast Guard watchstanders had received a call at approximately 10 a.m., Tuesday via VHF-FM marine band radio from the cruise ship stating the man was missing and reportedly went overboard.
Coast Guard rescue crews consisted of a C-130 Hercules aircraft and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, an HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew from the Coast Guard Air Station Miami and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter "Isaac Mayo", homeported in Key West. They searched for approximately 55 hours covering 3,059 square miles. The cruise ship was transiting from Tampa to Key West when the incident took place.
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