The uncle of a Charleston man who reportedly jumped off a cruise ship said his nephew was not suicidal and had everything going for him.
The Coast Guard said James Miller, 30, of Charleston jumped from the cruise ship Celebration about 2:30 a.m. Sunday off the coast of Florida.
His uncle, Ted Miller, told a Florida newspaper he finds that hard to believe. James Miller had a good job with a scaffolding company, had young children and was on vacation with his girlfriend of five years, his uncle told the Palm Beach Post.
"He had everything going good for himself, he had a good job, he had young children," he told the newspaper Monday. "I just could not see it."
The ship was returning to Florida from the Bahamas when Miller went into the water about 27 miles east of Delray Beach, Fla.
The Coast Guard suspended the search for Miller's body Tuesday afternoon. Several crews covered more than 2,800 square nautical miles looking for Miller without success, according to a news release.
Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.
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