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San Juan.– A 26-year-old Canadian man is missing after he jumped overboard from a cruise ship on its way to Puerto Rico Saturday night.

The U.S. Coast Guard said Tien Phuoc Nguyen, a Canadian citizen, was traveling with his family on the Royal Caribbean cruise when other passengers saw him jump overboard.

The ship was 15 nautical miles east of Mona Island, in the Mona Passage that separates the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico.

The cruise line's spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said in a release the captain stopped the ship and immediately turned around, alerting local authorities. The Coast Guard said the FBI it is investigating why Nguyen jumped overboard.

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7 comment(s)
Written by: DRmaker, 30 Dec 2013 11:02 AM
From: Canada, North Coast DR
The poor Canuck was so unhappy when he found out that the ship wasn't going to stop in the Dominican Republic that he decided to swim there.

Written by: the_haitian, 30 Dec 2013 11:49 AM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
More like he was trying to swim away from there
Written by: the_haitian, 30 Dec 2013 11:49 AM
From: United States, west orange new jersey
More like he was trying to swim away from there
Written by: Danilo, 30 Dec 2013 3:36 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
More likely he was drunk and thought he was the king of the world, copycat!
Written by: RoyStone, 30 Dec 2013 5:59 PM
From: Australia
Jumped or pushed?
Written by: TheLion12, 11 Feb 2014 12:33 PM
From: United States
He is probably swimming away from his annoying wife... lol
Written by: TheLion12, 11 Feb 2014 12:33 PM
From: United States
He is probably swimming away from his annoying wife... lol
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