Canadian man missing after jumping from cruise ship near Puerto Rico

Reuters files

Reuters files

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:35 PM ET

A 26-year-old Canadian man is missing after he jumped overboard from a cruise ship on its way to Puerto Rico Saturday night.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tien Phuoc Nguyen, a Canadian citizen, was travelling with his family on the Royal Caribbean cruise when other passengers saw him jump overboard. The ship was 15 nautical miles east of Mona Island, Puerto Rico's third largest island, at the time.

The cruise line's spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said in a release the captain stopped the ship and immediately turned around, alerting local authorities. Closed-circuit camera footage shows Nguyen going overboard. Early Sunday morning, the ship was told it could continue on to San Juan, where the seven-night cruise ended.

The Coast Guard said the FBI it is investigating why Nguyen jumped overboard.


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