NEW DETAILS: Passenger missing from Mobile-based Carnival Fantasy

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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A passenger missing from the Carnival Fantasy is a 22-year-old man with special needs, according to a spokesperson for the cruise line. 

He is part of “an organized group of nine traveling with three chaperones, and was last seen in his stateroom,” the spokesperson said in a statement to News 5. 

He apparently left that room without warning, and once his chaperon noticed he was no longer in there, the chaperone notified the crew. Security teams have reviewed cameras on board multiple times. The Mexican Navy helped search with a search-and-rescue dog as well. 

At this point, there is still no “conclusive result” regarding the missing man’s whereabouts. 

The Carnival Fantasy left from Mobile Saturday for 5-night Western Caribbean cruise. 

It was en route to the port in Progreso, Mexico when the man was reported missing. 

The following is a statement from Carnival:

While Carnival Fantasy was en route to its scheduled call of Progreso, Mexico, a male guest was reported missing.

Several announcements have been made and a ship-wide search is underway to locate the guest. All appropriate authorities have been notified and Mexican authorities are providing assistance with the shipboard search.

According to the Cruise Life Cargo Facebook page, announcements were made onboard about a missing guest on the ship’s PA system Sunday night. 

According to the post posted around noon, the person still had not been found. They also name the person possibly missing in the post. “The security teams are doing a search of the ship. We hope and pray Luke is found safe and sound.”

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