MIAMI – The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a man early Monday after he reportedly jumped from a cruise ship off the coast of Florida.
The Carnival Liberty alerted the Coast Guard just before midnight Sunday that Scott Durrin, 29, had possibly jumped overboard about 50 miles off the coast of Boca Raton, Florida, Petty Officer James Judge said.
The Coast Guard was told Durrin had appeared to be intoxicated, Judge said.
Durrin fell about 36 feet into the water, and Liberty crew members threw life-rings and jackets over the side. Coast Guard crews located Durrin about an hour later.
Durrin, Rockville, Maryland, was being examined for injuries, Judge said, but had no further information.
A spokesman for Miami-based Carnival did not immediately return a phone message early Monday.
The Liberty had departed Sunday afternoon from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.