The body of a man the U.S. Coast Guard says apparently jumped from a cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico was recovered Wednesday night. The Royal Caribbean's "Oasis of the Seas" was hosting a cruise catering to the LGBTQ+ community, reports CBS News correspondent David Begnaud.
The Coast Guard said it was called by San Juan police after a report of a person overboard.
The Coast Guard set up a "safety zone" and, along with local agencies, launched boats and then dive teams.
Divers quickly recovered the body of a 46 year old man from Naples, Florida, a spokesperson for the Coast Guard in San Juan, Ricardo Castrodad, told CBS News.
UPDATE: @USCG says surveillance video shows "a clean jump" by a 46yo man from Naples, FL., who dropped 177 feet, from the 10 story deck of @RoyalCarribean's 'Oasis of the Seas', last night, while the ship was docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Divers recovered the mans body. pic.twitter.com/vbUWaorB3k
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) January 23, 2020
He said surveillance footage from the ship showed the man going overboard. He said the footage showed what appeared to be a "clean jump" from about 177 feet up.
Investigators were tying to determine what motivated the man.
Castrodad said the ship's departure from San Juan was delayed because of the incident.