(Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

Police ID man missing from cruise ship

Coast Guard suspends search efforts

Police have identified the man reported missing Monday night from a cruise ship.

The man, who has not been located, according to police was 31-year-old Tennessee resident Lorenzo Anthony Holmes Jr. Holmes was an entertainer on the cruise ship and had been employed with them since May of this year, according to Juneau Police Department. Next of kin for Holmes has been notified.

At 11:52 p.m. Monday, the Juneau Police Department was notified by the U.S. Coast Guard that they had received a report of a person who had gone overboard from the cruise ship Koningsdam while located in the Gastineau Channel, across from the 430 block of Egan Drive, according to JPD.

Closed-circuit TV from the cruise ship confirmed a person climbed over the ship’s railing and never returned, according to police. Additionally, reports from cruise ship passengers of screams from a person in the Gastineau channel were made, as well as reports from passengers on a nearby cruise ship of seeing something fall from the cruise ship Koningsdam and then call out for help.

USCG responded to the area to search the water and JPD searched the shorelines, but the man was not located. As of Wednesday, the USCG has called off their search.

A photo of Holmes has been placed on the JPD Facebook page. This case is still under investigation.

Contact reporter Jonson Kuhn at jonson.kuhn@juneauempire.com.

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