Search Called Off for Missing Cruise Passenger

The U.S. Coast Guard on Tuesday suspended its search for a 24-year-old man who was reported missing Monday from Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas. Relatives last saw Brent Smith around 1:45 a.m. Monday on his stateroom balcony and reported him missing seven hours later. The ship subsequently turned around and retraced its path along the waters east of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas, where it had been sailing when the man was last seen. Unsuccessful, on Tuesday the ship resumed its voyage and was expected to stop in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, a day later than scheduled. The ship will return to Miami on Saturday.

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