DeKalb County

DeKalb County man falls from cruise ship in Bahamas

A life saver ring is shown June 13, 2002 aboard a Coast Guard boat on patrol in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii.

MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a 32-year-old Decatur man who fell off a cruise ship early Friday morning.

Authorities said Reco Scott went overboard from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship 10 miles northwest of Berry Island, Bahamas.

Scott went overboard from the ninth deck of the cruise ship around 5 a.m.


The cruise ship launched a search and contacted watch standers at the Seventh Coast Guard District Command Center.

The watch standers directed the launch of a Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 helicopter crew deployed to Great Inaguas, Bahamas, and diverted the Coast Guard Cutter Charles David Jr. to search.

The cruise ship continues to search in the area, along with two other vessels.