Man reported overboard from cruise ship in Gulf

May 25, 2009 12:57:29 PM PDT
The Coast Guard is searching for a Louisiana man believed to have gone overboard from a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico. The Coast Guard says 18-year-old Bruce Okrepki reportedly went overboard from the Carnival Fantasy at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, about 150 miles southwest of Tampa.

Okrepki is from Louisiana but authorities aren't certain of his hometown.

A search plane, helicopter and Coast Guard cutter were sent out to search.

The ship was en route from New Orleans to Key West.

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