The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for 20-year-old Arron Hough, a cruise ship entertainer working onboard Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Harmony of the Seas. The RCCL employee reportedly went overboard 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico on Christmas Day. The ship’s security camera footage shows Hough entering an area on Deck 5 around 4 a.m., where he was not seen again.

This incident marks the fourth person to fall overboard on a cruise ship last month. On December 16, a 22-year-old Georgia man with autism went overboard on a Mexico-bound Carnival Fantasy cruise. Initially, Carnival said the crew could not find footage of the man on the ship’s security camera tape. On December 14, the Carnival Victory arrived back in Miami after a 26-year-old male passenger went overboard earlier that day. The ship was heading back to Port Miami after a four-day voyage and was approximately 35 miles south of the Florida Keys when the man fell overboard during the early morning hours. On December 8, a 69-year-old woman from Holland went overboard the MSC Preziosa; the Coast Guard was never able to locate her. In all three of these cases, the disappearances went undiscovered for several hours, until the ships reached port.


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