Passengers cheer as passing ship rescues cruise ship worker

Posted: 12:31 PM, Jul 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-02 13:58:19Z

MIAMI (AP) — Cellphone video captured passengers cheering as a cruise ship worker from another ship was found some 22 hours after going overboard.

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Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy calls the rescue "nothing short of miraculous."

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. A cabin steward from the Carnival Glory spotted the crew member in the water around 1:20 p.m. Sunday.

The Coast Guard suspended the search on Saturday night after hours of searching.

The Getaway returned to Miami from an eight-day cruise on Sunday. The Glory continued on to Cozumel in the midst of a seven-day cruise.