Coast Guard searches for man overboard from cruise ship

The U.S. Coast Guard says crews are searching for a Georgia man who went overboard from a Carnival cruise ship near the Berry Islands in the Bahamas.

A Coast Guard news release says 32-year-old Reco Scott of Decatur went overboard from the ninth deck of the Carnival Liberty cruise ship around 5 a.m. on Friday.  He was reportedly on his honeymoon with his wife, Angelijica Scott, who he married a year ago.  They had just renewed their vows and decided to go on a cruise for their honeymoon.

The ship was about 10 miles northwest of the Berry Islands at the time.

Cruise ship crewmembers launched a search boat and notified the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard says it directed a search helicopter and cutter to the area to look for Scott.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.