The U. S. Coast Guard reports via its Twitter page @uscoastguard that the Coast Guard Air Station Miami helped rescue a 62-year-old man who went overboard from the Silver Shadow cruise ship last night.
Passenger Ronald Shulman went overboard about 20 miles east of Miami at around 3:00 a.m. last night. He was initially located by the crew aboard the cruise ship Silver Shadow but the cruise ship was unable to resue the passenger.
At 7:45 a.m. this morning, the Coast Guard’s aircrew relocated the passenger and lowered a rescue swimmer who helped him into one of the cruise ship’s rescue boats.
Silversea Cruise Line’s Silver Shadow was ending a 9 day cruise and was returning to Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale. No one has reported so far on why or how the cruise passenger went overboard. We will update this story when information becomes available.
Credit: U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Miami.