Celebrity Cruise Worker Jumps Into English Channel, Presumed Dead

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A Celebrity Cruises staffer jumped presumably to his death on Friday night while the ship he was on was making its way through the English Channel, the Telegraph reports.

The unnamed 31-year old Filipino man can be seen on the ship's closed-circuit television climbing over the railing and jumping from the Celebrity Eclipse around 10:15pm on Friday night.

The ship was eight miles north of Cherbourg, France as part of a 14-night Italian Mediterranean cruise that left Southampton on May 7th.

Crew turned the ship around and alerted the French coast guard, but there were no sightings of the man. Emergency workers called off the search which will resume Saturday.

A company spokesman told the paper: ''Celebrity Cruises' Care Team is providing support to the crew member's family, as well as his friends and colleagues onboard, and our thoughts and prayers are with them.''

A French coastguard member said to the paper: ''We searched for him extensively but we could not find him...we can now presume that he is dead. The water was very cold and there is no hope for him.''

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