Coast Guard searches east of Hillsboro Inlet for missing crewmember

Posted at 9:40 AM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 09:40:38-05

MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a crewmember from a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean off Florida.

In a statement, the Coast Guard says the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas alerted authorities early Thursday that a 26-year-old crewmember had gone overboard.

The ship was about 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Hillsboro Inlet.

No information about the crewmember was immediately available from the cruise line.