Carnival Cruise Line has found surveillance video of a passenger who went missing Monday night, leading to a Coast Guard search of the Gulf of Mexico, according to Matt Lupoli, senior manager of public relations with Carnival, who told Forbes the video appeared to show the passenger climbing on a lifeboat and jumping from the ship’s fourth deck.
Lupoli said the ship’s security team found the video of the passenger jumping from the ship, which happened at approximately 1:40 a.m. on Monday.
Lupoli told Forbes the cruise line is “providing assistance” to the missing passenger’s family who are still onboard, noting the ship is scheduled to dock in Jamaica’s Montego Bay on Wednesday after departing from New Orleans on Sunday.
The passenger’s grandmother told NBC News his passenger card was last used at the ship’s casino and later at his cabin, adding his phone was left in his room and his bed wasn’t slept in.
The Coast Guard has searched 3,600 square nautical miles for the missing passenger while dealing with difficult search conditions including limited visibility, large swells and gale force winds, according to Petty Officer Jose Hernandez.
The cruise ship, Carnival Glory, departed New Orleans on Sunday bound for Jamaica and was searched by a security team immediately after the passenger was reported missing late Monday. The passenger’s grandmother said she did not think he would take his own life.
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