A man reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship was rescued by the US Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico

A man reported missing from the Carnival Valor sailing in the Gulf of Mexico was found in the water and rescued on Thursday. The Carnival Valor cruise ship is seen here in New Orleans on March 3.

In a remarkable act of service and good fortune, a man reported missing from the Carnival Valor sailing in the Gulf of Mexico was found in the water and rescued on Thursday, according to the US Coast Guard.

The missing passenger was found responsive at the time of rescue and was transferred to awaiting emergency medical personnel at New Orleans Lakefront Airport, USCG Petty Officer Ryan Graves told CNN Thursday.

CNN's Dave Alsup, Amanda Jackson and Jose Lesh contributed to this report.

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