Security footage from the Carnival Glory showed Tyler Barnett “jumping off the cruise ship,” according to an update from the Coast Guard
Authorities say the man who recently disappeared from a Carnival cruise ship appeared to have jumped overboard.
Security footage from the Carnival Glory “shows the man jumping off the cruise ship,” according to a Tuesday night update from the Coast Guard.
The agency has officially identified the missing man as Tyler Barnett of Houma, Louisiana.
A Carnival spokesperson tells PEOPLE that footage appeared to show Barnett jumping from the ship’s Deck 4 around 1:40 a.m. local time on Monday.
“He can be seen climbing on a lifeboat and jumping from there,” the spokesperson said.
Barnett’s mother Elisha Reid told Business Insider that her daughter was previously informed that there was no footage of what happened.
In Carnival’s statement to PEOPLE, a spokesperson said that on Tuesday, they were “advised of the possibility of him wearing a different shirt, which allowed our security team to change the profile of the guest as we searched onboard video.”
“We have informed the U.S. Coast Guard and are providing assistance to the guest’s family that was traveling with him,” they added.
Family members previously said Barnett’s passenger card was swiped at the ship’s casino at 12:15 a.m., and his room just before 12:30 a.m., according to CBS affiliate WWL-TV. Carnival crew members began searching for Barnett around 7:30 a.m.
The Coast Guard said watchstanders with its New Orleans sector were alerted to the incident just after 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
So far, crews have searched more than 200 miles of water for the missing passenger, according to the agency. But adverse weather conditions have hampered the search.
“I just want answers, and I’m holding out for hope,” Barnett’s grandmother Dirlean Tate Mason told NBC News in a story published on Tuesday.
The Coast Guard has since narrowed its search area roughly 30 miles southwest of the Southwest Pass.
Meanwhile, Carnival Cruise Line said its Care Team “is supporting the missing guest’s family on board” the ship, which “arrived today to Montego Bay, Jamaica as planned.”