Carnival Elation cruise ship passenger missing near Bahamas

Posted at 11:03 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 11:30:18-05

A 24-year-old man reportedly went overboard Monday morning from the Carnival Elation, according to the Coast Guard.

Officials launched a search about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas.

The ship told the Coast Guard that closed circuit TV captured the man going overboard from the 11th deck around 11 a.m.

Crews from Clearwater and Miami were dispatched to take part in the search.

The ship was en route to Nassau from Jacksonville, the Coast Guard said.

The missing man has been identified as Kevin Wellons from Georgia.