U.S. Coast Guard officials suspended the search for a Decatur man who went missing from a cruise ship. (Credit: Twitter/USCGSoutheast)

Search suspended for DeKalb man missing from cruise ship

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search Saturday night for a man from DeKalb County who went overboard from the ninth deck of a cruise ship.

Reco Scott (Credit: Facebook)

Reco Scott, 32, of Decatur, “was observed jumping from a cabin balcony” shortly before 5 a.m. Friday, Carnival Cruise Line spokeswoman Jennifer De La Cruz said in a statement.

At the time Scott went missing, the Carnival Liberty ship was about 10 miles northwest of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas.


The ship, which departed from Port Canaveral, Florida, went on to Nassau later Friday, before returning to Port Canaveral, its home port, De La Cruz said on Saturday.

Crews searched for more than 29 hours, covering 1,064 square miles.

Family members have set up a GoFundMe for help during the difficult time.

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