Cruise Ship Passenger Missing off Cancun

The U.S. Coast Guard is helping search for a passenger on the Norwegian Pearl who was reported missing early Friday morning off the coast of Mexico.

The search was centered about 15 miles east of Cancun, Mexico, in the Caribbean Sea, said Petty Officer 3rd Class Nick Ameen, a Coast Guard spokesman.

“Initial reports indicate the guest may have gone overboard while the ship was at sea, east of Cancun,” a spokeswoman for the Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement. [From CNN.com – Searchers see no sign of missing cruise ship passenger.]

Both the Coast Guard and the Mexican government have dispatched aircraft to the area to aid in the search.

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