U.S. Coast Guard officials said Tuesday they are searching for a Virginia Tech student who went overboard a cruise ship near the Bahamas. Video footage reportedly shows the 21-year-old falling off the cruise ship Carnival Glory on Sunday, five miles southwest of Abaco Island in the Bahamas.
The ship was on a seven-day Caribbean cruise that left Miami on Saturday, NBC Affiliate WSLS reported.
Carnival officials as well as Virginia Tech have reportedly confirmed that the person who went overboard is a student. His identity has not yet been released. In a statement, Carnival officials said, “We extend our heartfelt sympathy and concern for the family and loved ones of our missing guest,” ABC Affiliate WRIC reported.