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.