Kevin Wellons, Cruise Passenger Overboard, Carnival Elation in Bahamas, Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2017, Time of Death 2:45.
Kevin Wellons, 24, from Pontiac, Michigan, was cruising with his girlfriend Sara Childers, when he went overboard from the 11th deck of Carnival Elation on Valentine’s Day Monday, February 14, 2017.
The couple had embarked from Jacksonville, Florida on a five-day Bahamas cruise on Saturday, February 11.
Wellons girlfriend reported him missing when Carnival Elation docked in Nassau in the Bahamas at 8:30 that morning. Surveillance video showed him going overboard about 14 nautical miles northeast of Great Harbor Cay in the Bahamas around 0245 hours.
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) searched for nine hours without finding him, he is presumed dead.