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Crews recover passenger who went overboard from cruise ship off B.C. coast

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WATCH: The U.S. coastguard says a man has fallen overboard from a cruise ship while on its way back to Vancouver from Alaska – Jul 10, 2018

Crews have recovered a passenger who went overboard from a cruise ship that departed Vancouver back on June 30.

The U.S. Coast Guard says a man fell off the Seven Seas Mariner around 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

The 73-year-old man was last seen by his wife around 4 a.m. who reported she was woken up by a breeze coming from the open balcony door.

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A U.S. Coast Guard helicopter recovered an unresponsive man from the waters near the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria has confirmed the incident but says it is out of their jurisdiction because it happened in U.S. waters.

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— With files from Jon Azpiri

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