MIAMI (WSVN) crews of the US Coast Guard have halted their search for a passenger on a cruise ship that has boarded the Florida Keys.
Crews ended their search for 26-year-old Thomas McElhany on Saturday at 10:20 pm.
The officers said McElhany had gone overboard aboard the Carnival Victory. The ship turned around and docked in PortMiami after the captain announced that the man was missing.
The officials of the carnival believe that this was a deliberate act.
In a press release, Coast Guard Cmdr. David Aldous said, "I have been in contact with members of the McElhany family during our research and know that this is a very difficult and painful time for them."
Officially, the crews spent about 32 hours at 2,086 square miles ,