Coast Guard Suspends Search for Texas Man Who Fell From Ship

March 7, 2016 Updated: March 7, 2016

MIAMI  — 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.

In a statement Sunday night, the Coast Guard announced it had suspended the search.

Chris Eddy, search-and-rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th District, 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.

 

 

Earlier AP update: Coast Guard searching for man who fell off ship near Florida

MIAMI — The Coast Guard is searching for a Texas man who fell from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off the coast of Key Largo, Florida.

Coast Guard officials say 46-year-old David Mossman fell from the 10th deck of the Navigator of the Seas ship early Saturday, a distance of about 100 feet. His hometown wasn’t immediately reported.

The Coast Guard says in a news release that a helicopter and plane are being used in the search over some 946 square nautical miles.