Urgent Search for Man Missing from Cruise Ship in Gulf of Mexico
A man named Tyler Barnett, 28, from Houma, Louisiana, is missing after allegedly jumping from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The Carnival Glory’s security team reviewed footage that showed Barnett jumped from the fourth deck of the ship early Monday morning. The US Coast Guard District Eight launched two aircrews to conduct searches in a roughly 200-mile area following the path of the ship’s voyage, and they also alerted other mariners to look out for the missing man.
Tyler Barnett, 28, is reportedly missing after he apparently jumped off the Carnival Glory cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard Sector New Orleans received a report about the unaccounted-for passenger, triggering an urgent search operation.
The Carnival Glory was en route to Grand Cayman Island and Cozumel, Mexico, and was due to return to New Orleans. Security footage revealed Barnett climbed on a lifeboat and jumped off around 1:40 a.m. on Monday, according to a statement from Matt Lupoli, Senior Manager of Public Relations for Carnival Cruise Line.
Search and Rescue Operation
The United States Coast Guard District Eight launched a Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew and an Air Station Clearwater HC-130 Super Hercules aircrew to search a roughly 200-mile area following the ship’s voyage. Urgent marine information broadcasts have been sent to make mariners aware of the missing man.
The search area is approximately 30 miles southwest of the Southwest Pass, in Louisiana. The search was temporarily called off due to severe weather conditions. However, as of Tuesday morning, the search operation resumed. As of Wednesday, the Coast Guard continued the search for the missing passenger.
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