UPDATE 1-U.S. Coast Guard searching for passenger fallen from cruise ship

viernes 6 de noviembre de 2015 13:23 GYT

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MIAMI Nov 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews were searching on Friday for a 35-year-old Brazilian man who fell from a cruise ship at night in the Bahamas, officials said.

The Royal Caribbean Cruises ship Oasis of the Seas reported the man missing at about 1 a.m. ET (0600 GMT) on Friday, the Coast Guard said in a news release.

"He was spotted by ... crew members intentionally going over the side of the ship," the cruise line said in a statement.

A video posted on YouTube appears to show passengers on the ship calling to a man in shorts who is holding on to a life boat support bracket as the ship is moving at a swift pace through the sea at night.

"Because of you, this happened ... Let go of me! Get off of me!" he shouts in English.

The man seems to lose his grip and falls into the ocean and disappears from view.

The video was later removed from YouTube.

The Coast Guard said it was searching about 90 miles (145 km) northeast of Mayaguana, in the Bahamas. Royal Caribbean said the man fell overboard about 70 miles (112 km) east of the Turks and Caicos Islands.   Continuación...