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A man was rescued from the Gulf of Mexico after he went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship on Thursday, Nov. 24.

The 28-year-old man, whose identity has not been revealed, was reported missing by the crew of the cruise ship Carnival Valor around noon on Thanksgiving. According to the man’s sister, he was previously seen leaving a bar on the Valor at around 11 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. However, he never came back to his room, CBS News reported.

At around 2:30 p.m., the Coast Guard got a call from the cruise ship about the missing case. Following this, the Coast Guard along with the Valor launched a search-and-rescue operation to retrace its route and search for the man. After hours of searching the ship and nearby waters, at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, the crew of a bulk carrier, identified as Crinis, spotted the man in the water and alerted the Coast Guard to his position about 20 miles south of Southwest Pass, Louisiana.

Following this, the Coast Guard Watchstanders hoisted the man up into a Jayhawk helicopter and transferred him to the New Orleans Lakefront Airport for emergency medical treatment. The man was "responsive but exhibiting hypothermic-like symptoms" when he was found by a Coast Guard aircrew and is currently in stable condition, the Hill reported.

After the rescue, the Coast Guard shared video footage of the rescue on Twitter.

"We are beyond grateful that this case ended with a positive outcome," said Lt. Seth Gross, a Sector New Orleans search and rescue mission coordinator. "It took a total team effort from Coast Guard watchstanders, response crews, and our professional maritime partners operating in the Gulf of Mexico to locate the missing individual and get him to safety. If not for the alert crew aboard the motor vessel Crinis, this case could have had a much more difficult ending."

Following the rescue operation, Carnival Cruise Lines released a statement thanking the Coast Guard for their help.

“We greatly appreciate the efforts of all, most especially the U.S. Coast Guard and the mariner who spotted the guest in the water,” the brief statement said.

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