A passenger from the cruise ship “CARNIVAL ELATION,” identified as “Jaylen Hill,” intentionally jumped overboard, as confirmed by Carnival Cruise Line, the ship’s operator. Following the incident, the US Coast Guard promptly initiated a search operation to locate the missing man. However, despite their efforts, the search was eventually called off. Meanwhile, the cruise ship has safely returned to its homeport in Jacksonville, Florida.
Carnival Cruise Line confirmed that on Sunday morning, July 23rd, a 30-year-old male named “Jaylen Hill” intentionally went overboard approximately 153 kilometers off the coast of Melbourne. The man’s companion reported him missing to the crew after he had not been seen all day. The crew launched a search, and upon reviewing security footage, it was discovered that the man had intentionally jumped overboard.
Upon confirming the passenger’s disappearance, shore authorities were notified, and the US Coast Guard commenced a search operation. An Ocean Sentry plane from Miami, a Hercules aircraft from Clearwater, and the Coast Guard Cutter “Tarpon” searched an area of approximately 1,374 square miles but could not locate the man. The search has been called off for now, pending further developments.
Currently, no further details surrounding the incident are available to the public. It remains unknown whether the man was under the influence of alcohol or experiencing personal disputes leading to this action. Additionally, there is no information on why the man was not reported missing earlier in the day.