The United States Coast Guard is searching for a teen who reportedly fell overboard off a Carnival Cruise Lines ship during a graduation celebration.
The teen, Bruce O'Krepki Jr., of Hammond, La., a recent high school graduate was celebrating with a group of friends when he fell overboard around 9:45 Sunday. Krepki fell overboard about 150 miles southwest of Tampa and was reported missing at 10 pm.
The Carnival ship helped in the rescue operations with the Coast Guard until 2:50 am. The ship then continued sailing toward Key West where it is suppose to arrive around 1 pm. The Coast Guard is continuing to search for Krepki.
The ship, Fantasy, was on a seven-day cruise en route to Key West and Nassau, before returning to New Orleans Saturday.