(11:30 a.m. EDT) -- A Carnival Destiny passenger jumped overboard yesterday into waters off the Florida coast and was quickly rescued by the ship's crew.
In a statement provided to Cruise Critic, Carnival said witnesses saw the 29-year-old woman jumping off the ship at approximately 12:10 a.m. local time as it steamed for the Caribbean on the first night of a five-night cruise. Search-and-rescue operations were initiated and the passenger was located and brought back onboard, where she received treatment in Destiny's medical center.
The ship also altered course yesterday to provide further care for the woman, docking in Key West for the day rather than the planned stop at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. However, the ship's call at Grand Cayman on Tuesday is expected to proceed as scheduled, Carnival said in its statement.