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The Coast Guard rescued a cruise passenger overboard in the Gulf of Mexico

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A Carnival Cruise Line passenger who went overboard Wednesday night was rescued in the Gulf of Mexico by the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday.

The Carnival Valor left New Orleans for Cozumel, Mexico on Wednesday.

The passenger, an unnamed man, was last seen by his sister leaving the ship’s bar around 11pm on Wednesday. He was reported missing on Thursday after it was discovered he never returned to his room.

The coastguard was called at 2.30pm on Thursday and the Valor team assisted in the rescue effort.

“Carnival Valor has resumed its itinerary to support search and rescue efforts,” Carnival spokesman Matt Lupoli told CNN.

After the crew of another vessel spotted the unnamed man in the Persian Gulf, a Coast Guard helicopter was dispatched to fly him to New Orleans. The Valor was released by the Coast Guard and resumed its flight to Cozumel.

At the time of rescue, the man was found responsive. Medical personnel at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans treated him, Coast Guard Chief Ryan Graves told CNN.

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