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Cruise Ship Worker Jumps Overboard

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    Cruise Ship Worker Jumps Overboard
    Carnival Magic cruise ship docked in Galveston after a worker jumped overboard the night before.

    Carnival cruise ship crew member was rescued after leaping overboard as the ship was returning to Galveston.

    A Carnival statement to the Galveston County Daily News says a crew member of the cruise ship Magic was seen jumping overboard about 11 p.m. Saturday in the Gulf of Mexico, about 100 miles southeast of Galveston.

    A Coast Guard statement says a rescue operation began, but the crew member was fished from the water before a rescue helicopter could be launched.

    The Coast Guard says the crewman was wearing a life vest with a strobe light attached, making rescue by other crew members a swift one.

    Carnival said the ship's medical staff evaluated the crewman, but didn't say if he required medical care or what prompted the jump.