Coast Guard suspends search for man who fell from cruise ship

MIAMI -- The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Texas man who fell from a cruise ship near Florida's Key Largo.

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Coast Guard officials say 46-year-old David Mossman fell from the 10th deck of Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas ship late Friday. The fall was a distance of about 100 feet.

In a statement Sunday night, the Coast Guard announced it had suspended the search.

Chris Eddy, search-and-rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th District, says the decision was made with "great care and deliberation."

A helicopter and plane were used in the search, which the Coast Guard says covered 2,583 square nautical miles.



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