Coast Guard searches for cruise ship passenger 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas


HOUSTON — The Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old male who was reported overboard from the Carnival Dream 47 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas, Thursday evening.

At 8:45 p.m., Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders were notified that a 26-year-old male had gone overboard from the Carnival Dream. Watchstanders issued an urgent marine information broadcast and launched an Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter crew and an Air Station Corpus Christi HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew.

Over the next several hours conditions are expected to worsen over the search area as a surging frontal system passes overhead. Winds are expected to increase to near gale force. 


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