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Cruise Ship Off Florida: Man Overboard Search Suspended In 'Difficult Decision'


Coast Guard crews have suspended their search for a missing passenger believed to have gone overboard from a Carnival Victory Cruise Ship.


In a statement shared by the U.S. Coast Guard, 7th district search and rescue mission coordinator Cmdr.


David Aldous said "suspending a search is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make as first responders and it is never made lightly."


Aldous said he had been in contact with member's of McElhany's family "throughout our search efforts," adding that he knows "this is a very difficult and painful time for them."


Wyatt said that camera footage had shown that McElhaney had gone overboard, asserting that "it's unknown if he jumped or fell."


One Twitter user claiming to be a cousin of McElhaney's, Tiffany Jensen, commented on Wyatt's post, saying that the 26-year-old's mother would "definitely want to see the video" showing her son's final moments.




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