A passenger reportedly went overboard from the Independence of the Seas last night, according to other passengers who reported the incident on Twitter.
CruiseNiche reports that the staff of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship confirmed that a passenger apparently jumped from an upper deck of the ship. Other cruise ships, a Coast Guard vessel and helicopter are reportedly assisting in the search.
AIS (via Marine Traffic) shows the Independence of the Seas heading back toward South Florida, making a series of slow circles.
There have been 282 prior overboards from cruise ships since 2000.
Update: A local news station is reporting that the overboard passenger was a young man, age 22.
Search underway for 22-year-old Royal Caribbean passenger who went overboard. Video via News7 Miami.