Coast Guard gives up search for Texas man who fell off a Royal Caribbean ship near Key Largo, FL

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KEY LARGO, FL – Our next story takes us from Texas to Key Largo.

That’s where the Coast Guard has called off its search for a Texas man, David Mossman of Cypress, who went into the sea Friday night, about forty miles from Key Largo.

The Coast Guard says Mossman fell from the tenth-deck balcony of Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas.

Reports say a passenger saw Mossman arguing with a woman who appeared to be his mother, Donna.

The passenger also reportedly said Mossman was talking with another passenger later on the tenth-deck balcony, and that Mossman fell over the side when the passenger walked away.

Royal Caribbean issued a statement that said “A review of the ship’s closed-circuit camera footage showed a 46-year-old male guest from the U.S. going overboard from Deck 10.”

Reports say passengers heard the “Oscar, Oscar (man overboard)” announcement about 11 p.m. Friday, local time.

A Coast Guard began searching about an hour-and-half later, and then suspended the search Sunday night after covering 2,583 square nautical miles.

Last week, Royal Caribbean’s “Anthem of the Seas” cut short its 12-day cruise because of storms.

The cruise line said that 116 passengers and crew also came down with norovirus that can make you sick from both ends.

Royal Caribbean cruises this month have turned into royal pains.

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