Cruise Ship Rescues Man Who Police Say Jumped From Another Cruise Ship

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A man who police say intentionally jumped overboard from a cruise ship off Florida was rescued by another cruise ship.

The 34-year-old went overboard from the Carnival Sensation at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday about 30 miles off Port St. Lucie, according to the Coast Guard.

The Disney Wonder cruise ship was in the same area and joined the search, spotting the man about an hour-and-a-half later and bringing him on board using a rescue boat, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Nick Ameen.

Ameen said he was "physically exhausted" but otherwise fine after treading water.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office said he intentionally jumped overboard, according to

The man was taken to a hospital for minor back injuries and also will receive a mental examination, the sheriff's office said.

Ameen said the two cruise ships were determining how to return him to the Sensation.

Messages left for Disney and Carnival cruise officials were not immediately returned.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.