Kevin Wellons, 24, from Pontiac, Michigan, was cruising with his girlfriend Sara Childers , when he went overboard from the 11th deck of Carnival Elation on Valentine’s Day Monday, February 14, 2017.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was notified about 1100 hours that Wellons was in the sea. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew deployed to Great Inagua and HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews from Air Station Miami covered more than 1,381 square miles over nine hours searching s in the Bahamas all day without finding Wellons. The search was suspended on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m.
Since he is now presumed dead, the case file has been moved to the Cruise Ship Deaths website.