Man Overboard from Carnival Liberty
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 32-year-old man who went overboard from Carnival Liberty on Friday 10 miles northwest of Barry Islands, Bahamas.
Missing is Reco Scott, 32, of Decatur, Georgia.
Scott reportedly went overboard from the ninth deck of the cruise ship at approximately 5 a.m. The cruise ship launched a search and contacted the Coast Guard.
The watch standers directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to Great Inaguas, Bahamas, and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. to search.
The cruise ship continues to search on scene along with two other vessels.
Cruise Junkie reports that seven people have gone overboard from cruise ships so far this year.
15 People went overboard in 2016, including one from Carnival Liberty. On May 13, 2016, a woman fell off the 10th floor balcony after falling backwards while trying to sit on the railing at approximately 2 a.m. The ship's crew was alerted around noon, and a request was sent for a search party to the U.S. Coast Guard. The crews searched for 20 hours and covered more than 4,300 square miles. The 33-year-old woman was not located.