Newspapers in Jamaica are reporting that two U.S. citizens from a Carnival cruise ship are unaccounted for after disembarking in Falmouth on Monday, January 12th.
The two men are identified in the Jamaica Observer as 42-year-old Shelby Person and 45-year-old Tyrone Rideout, both of Weeping Willow, Maryland.
They disembarked from the Carnival Victory shortly after its arrival in port around 10:00 a.m. The Jamaica Observer newspaper said that the men have not been seen or heard from since. Police officers conducted checks at various hospitals and the surrounding areas but they proved futile.
There is speculation on the Jamaican Observer website about what might have happened to the men, ranging from the men might be partying out in the mountains to being victims of a crime.
There were a couple of incidents like this a couple of years ago when a passenger from the Carnival Freedom disappeared when the ship reached Ocho Rios in August 2012.
A family of three temporarily could not be located after the Carnival Freedom ported in Ocho Rios in August 2012. They left with their luggage but were later located by police.
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January 15, 2015 Update: Carnival said today: "Please note that these guests simply missed the ship but we have been in contact with them and are assisting in getting back home."
Photo Credit: Jamaica Observer