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Search Suspended for Missing Crew Member

The U.S. Coast Guard has ended the search for 20-year-old Arron Hough from the United Kingdom yesterday at 2:30 PM. The crew member went overboard the Harmony of the Seas on Tuesday when the large cruise ship was 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico.

The Coast Guard was notified of the missing crew member at around 1:45 PM on Tuesday and assets were immediately launched to search for him. A search was also done onboard and CCTV footage checked to confirm. Airplanes and cutter boats were involved in the search which lasted for 83 hours covering 3,707 square miles but sadly he has not been found.

Cmdr. Christopher Douglas, Coast Guard Sector San Juan chief of response:

“We’ve been in contact with members of Mr. Hough’s family throughout our search efforts and know this is a very difficult and painful time for them.”

“Suspending a search is one of the most difficult decisions we have to make as first responders, and it is never made lightly.”

Harmony of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world and at the time the crew member went overboard the ship was sailing towards its first port of call of St. Maarten in the eastern Caribbean.

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The ship is scheduled to arrive back at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 30 and no doubt it must be a very difficult time for his family, friends and fellow crew members. Aaron was part of the onboard entertainment team on the ship and involved in the evening shows.

The Oasis-class vessel is 226,960 gross tons and has a capacity of over 5,400 passengers at double occupancy.

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