On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, Brandon Paul, 23, of Floral City, Florida fell overboard from the eighth deck of the Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Victory cruise ship about o300 hours. The ship was about 33 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba.
Carnival Victory embarked on a Caribbean cruise on March 20, 2017 from Miami, Florida 4-day cruise cruise with calls at Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico before returning to Miami on Friday, March 24, 2017.
A Coast Guard cutter and airplane from Miami were dispatched to search for Paul.
Paul’s Facebook page says he went to Canby High School in Canby, Oregon and graduated from the school in 2012.
On Paul’s Facebook page there is one post of note. Four years ago, when he was 19-years-old, on March 2, 2013, Paul posted on Facebook, “I want a present from everyone I ever met. Preferably alcohol maybe drugs.”
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Carnival Victory searching for missing cruise ship passenger, Brandon Paul.
Also searching for missing cruise ship passenger is cruise ship Norwegian Pearl.
Carnival Victory has ended the search for Brandon Paul. The Cruise ship has is now heading back the United States.
Thursday , March 23, the search was called off. Cuban search and rescue authorities as well as two Coast Guard planes and a cutter were involved. The search lasted for 16 hours and covered 3,469 square miles before it was suspended at 7:31 p.m., according to the Coast Guard.
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