Man apparently jumps from cruise ship docked in San Juan and dies

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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. 

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