Argument May Have Preceded Cruise Ship Jump
NEW YORK (May 28) - A passenger was spotted jumping overboard from a cruise ship returning from the British Virgin Islands, but no sign of the person was found after searching half a day, officials said Sunday.
Carnival Cruise Lines said in a statement that its Carnival Legend vessel was on route from Tortola just after 1 a.m. Saturday when the passenger was reported overboard.
U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Mike Lutz said a C-130 airplane crew was sent to help with the search but didn't provide other details.
The Carnival Corp. did not identify the missing passenger.
Passengers said they were told a father of a young child had argued with his wife in his cabin before jumping over a balcony. They said a call of "Bravo, bravo," used to alert crew members to a serious incident, was heard over the ship's announcement system.