Coast Guard doubles search area for man who fell from ship

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Posted: Mar 06, 2016 2:48 PM

MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard has almost doubled its coverage area on the second day of a search for a Texas man who fell from a cruise ship near Key Largo.

Coast Guard officials said Sunday they have expanded their search to 1,676 square nautical miles.

Coast Guard officials say 46-year-old David Mossman fell from the 10th deck of the Navigator of the Seas ship early Saturday, a distance of about 100 feet.

The Coast Guard says in a news release that a helicopter and plane are being used in the search.