Cruise Ship Passenger Lost Overboard At Glacier
Bay National Park
Editor’s note: An update to this story can be found at this page: Man Overboard For 9 Hours Before Being Reported Missing At Glacier Bay National Park
A 69-year-old passenger of a Holland America cruise ship has been lost overboard at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
In a brief news release, the park said Saturday night that it had suspended its search for the man, who was reported missing from Westerdam on Friday. The individual was reported missing at 3:50 p.m. when he did not appear for a medical appointment on board, a park release said.
The Park Service was notified 7:30 Friday evening after a ship-wide search confirmed that the passenger was absent.
Searches for the unidentified passenger were conducted both from Park Service boats and from the air, supported by the U.S. Coast Guard.
The release did not say where along the 65-mile Glacier Bay the man was reported missing, and park staff could not immediately be reached Sunday morning.