Carnival Cruise Ship Rescues Overboard Crew Member Almost A Day Later

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The U.S. Coast Guard tells news outlets the 33-year-old crew member went overboard from the Norwegian Getaway on Saturday, some 28 miles (45 kilometers) northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.

The Coast Guard has found a missing crew member who went overboard from a cruise ship near Cuba.

But the U.S. Coast Guard continued its search for the crew member.

"It was nothing short of miraculous", Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy said in a statement.

A crew member who plunged off a Norwegian Cruise Line ship on Saturday and was feared lost was rescued Sunday by another cruise ship sailing the same route. She praised the crewmembers who found the man, lauding their "amazing effort to rescue a fellow seafarer".

Passengers and crew on the Norwegian Cruise Line ship had been helping the search by using binoculars to try and locate him.

As far as how the crew member went overboard, that remains under investigation.

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After searching for nearly 24 hours a hotel steward on Carnival Glory spotted the crew member around 21 miles north of Cuba in the water.

Carnival Glory is now on a seven night cruise to the Western Caribbean from Miami.

The crew member is now in stable condition and the incident is also under investigation.

10 the captain said the crew member did not fall overboard but jumped.

On Sunday morning, the Coast Guard said that shortly after 3 p.m. The Coast Guard was alerted and started searching for him.

Norwegian said in a statement that the Miami-based cruise line is "extremely thankful" to Carnival Cruise Line, also based in Miami.

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