A cruise passenger reportedly went overboard from a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, according to several newspapers.

The Norwegian Jewel was on a 12-day Australia-New Zealand cruise when the passenger went overboard near the east coast off the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand’s North Island.

The man went overboard around 7:00 P.M on Sunday (New Zealand time).

The NCL ship returned to the area where the man is believed to have gone into the water and conducted what appears to be a short search for the passenger before continuing on its itinerary. A container ship, several yachts and two helicopters also reportedly searched for the passenger.

Several people also posted about the incident on Twitter.

According to cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein, there have been 358 people (27 this year) who have gone overboard since 2000.

Update: According to a newspaper in New Zealand, NCL has since released a statement “saying the man, a 62-year-old Australian national, had deliberately jumped overboard while sailing from Napier.”

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