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Coast Guard suspends search for Carnival Magic passenger who went overboard off Florida

Woman says fiancé went overboard Carnival Magic cruise ship
Posted at 2:59 PM, Jun 01, 2023

The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a 35-year-old man who was reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship off of Florida's Atlantic Coast.

The agency said the man fell from the Carnival Magic about 185 miles east of Jacksonville early Monday.

The man's companion reported him missing, and the ship's crew notified the Coast Guard. Security footage on the ship shows that the man “leaned over the railing of his stateroom balcony and dropped into the water" around 4 a.m., a statement said.

Jennilyn Michelle Blosser identified the man who went overboard as her fiancé, Ronnie Lee Peale Jr.

The Coast Guard searched for 60 hours, covering some 5,171 square miles through Wednesday evening. The search included air crews and the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba, along with U.S. Navy ships and aircraft in the area.

Carnival said the ship returned to port in Norfolk, Virginia. The ship can hold nearly 4,000 guests and is about 1,000 feet long.

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