Coast Guard searches for Carnival Cruise passenger who fell overboard

The United States Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old Carnival Cruise Paradise passenger who reportedly went overboard approximately 85 miles west of Fort Myers, Fla.

The man, identified as Brian Lamonds of Greensboro, N.C., was reported missing Tuesday morning as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West.

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The Coast Guard was notified of the missing guest and are currently conducting a search, Carnival Cruise said in a statement to Fox News.

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo, arrives at Montego Bay, Jamaica in preparation for Tradewinds 2016 on June 18, 2016. Tradewinds is an opportunity for the participating partner nations to come together to enhance regional maritime security. The maritime portion of the exercise focuses on building participating nation capacity of the Caribbean Community’s maritime forces in maritime related security operations in cooperation with U.S., British, Mexican and Canadian Forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)

The Coast Guard is actively searching for the missing man.  (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Justin T. Updegraff/ Released)

“On Tuesday morning, a male guest went overboard as the ship was sailing from Tampa to Key West, Florida. The Coast Guard was notified and is currently conducting a search for the guest. We are cooperating fully with all authorities.  Our Care Team is providing support and assistance to the guest’s family,” the statement read.

According to a press release, the Coast Guard Key West watch was notified of the missing passenger around 10 am and sent out a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew, an Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crew and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Isaac Mayo to aid in the search.

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The Carnival Paradise departed Tampa on Monday for a six-day cruise.

Alexandra Deabler is a Lifestyle writer and editor for Fox News.