Arron Hough, 20, from the United Kingdom, went overboard from the Harmony of the Seas cruise ship 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, according to a Coast Guard statement.
Royal Caribbean said Hough, a member of the ship’s entertainment team, did not report for work as scheduled on Christmas Day. The ship’s closed-circuit camera footage showed him entering an area on Deck 5 at about 4 a.m., and then he was not seen again, Royal Caribbean said.
The cruise ship notified Coast Guard Sector San Juan about the missing crew member on Christmas Day, the Coast Guard statement said.
The Coast Guard Cutter Resolute and a HC-130 Hercules airplane from Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater were searching for Hough, the Coast Guard said.
Luke Renner, of the Atlanta suburb of Johns Creek, climbed over a deck rail the day after the ship departed from Mobile, Alabama, according to Carnival Cruise Line. He was traveling with a nonprofit organization that works with disabled adults.