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Canadian Man fell off Cruise Ship Near Puerto Rico
Canadian Man fell off Cruise Ship Near Puerto Rico

Canadian Man fell off Cruise Ship Near Puerto Rico

A 26-year-old Canadian man is missing after he jumped overboard from a cruise ship on its way to Puerto Rico Saturday night.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tien Phuoc Nguyen, a Canadian citizen, was travelling with his family on the Royal Caribbean cruise when other passengers saw him jump overboard. The ship was 15 nautical miles east of Mona Island, Puerto Rico’s third largest island, at the time.

Missing is Tien Phuoc Nguyen a 26-year-old man and Canadian citizen, who reportedly was on a cruise with his family when he was last seen by other cruise ship passengers jumping overboard at approximately 8:46 p.m. Saturday. The Adventure of the Seas reportedly was transiting 15 nautical miles east of Mona Island, Puerto Rico when the man jumped overboard.

Coast Guard Watchstanders in Sector San Juan received notification of the incident from the Adventure of the Seas at approximately 9 p.m. Saturday. A Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen MH-65 Dolphin helicopter was launched and the Coast Guard Cutter Cushing was diverted to search for the missing passenger.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations is investigating the circumstances which may have led to the man jumping overboard.

Coast Guard assets involved in the search are:

MH-65 Dolphin helicopters from Air Station Borinquen in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.
The Coast Guard Cutter Cushing, a 110-foot patrol boat homeported in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Canadajournal/AP




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