Coast Guard calls off search for man who jumped overboard on cruise returning to N.J.

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a man who jumped overboard from a cruise ship on Friday afternoon.

The 24-year-old jumped from the ‘Anthem of the Seas’ ship around 3:30 p.m. when the ship was 65 miles offshore Chincoteague, Virginia, according to Petty Officer Andrew Kendrick, a spokesman for the Coast Guard. 

The Royal Caribbean ship was making its way back to dock in Bayonne from the Bahamas, Kendrick said. 

The Coast Guard searched for signs of the man with the use of a helicopter, airplane and cutter boat since Friday. The U.S. Navy had also assisted in the search.

The search was called off at 11:02 a.m. Saturday, according to Kendrick. 

“There’s not a possibility that he is alive,” Kendrick said, citing the man’s distance from the shore when he went…

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