David Mossman, a 46 year old man from Texas, jumped from the 10th Deck off Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas at approximately 11 p.m. on Friday while the ship was 40 miles south of Key Largo’s Carysfort Reef Light. The cruise line immediately contacted the Coast Guard and the search began to find Mossman.
After an exhaustive effort covering over 2,500 square nautical miles, the search was called off late Sunday evening. The Coast Guard used planes, helicopters and other ships in the search effort.
Chris Eddy, search-and-rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th District, said “We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Mossman as the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one to make and is done with great care and deliberation. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts and an exhaustive search, our crews were unable to locate him.”
Navigator of the Seas was returning from a six night round trip cruise out of Port Everglades.
Cruise Fever sends our condolences to the family and friends of David Mossman.
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