Coast Guard calls off search for man, 20, who jumped off Royal Caribbean ship

By Jen Krausz on
 April 10, 2024

The Coast Guard has called off a search for a 20-year-old man who jumped off a Royal Caribbean cruise ship after having an argument with his father.

The Guard has been searching since Thursday, but Levion Parker of Florida is still missing.

Parker was a former high school football player and avid hunter who went on frequent fishing and hunting trips.

He jumped off the 18th story of the cruise ship.

Onlookers said he appeared to have jumped impulsively. A witness, Bryan Sims, said Parker was drunk and his father was scolding him for drinking too much.

“When we got to them, he said to his dad, ‘I’ll fix this right now.’ And he jumped out the window in front of us all,” Sims said.