Man is rescued from the ocean after jumping off cruise ship MSC Orchestra

Dramatic moment passenger on family cruise is hauled back on board MSC Orchestra after spending an HOUR floating in the Indian Ocean having jumped from the ship off Madagascar Cruise ship MSC Orchestra was sailing from South Africa to Mauritius when a man went overboard into the Indian Ocean Search team spent an hour looking before finding him floating in the water  Dramatic footage shows the moment he was brought back on to the cruise liner  MSC Cruises said man, who was on a family holiday, appears to have jumped

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline

Published: 12:03 GMT, 1 January 2020 | Updated: 12:03 GMT, 1 January 2020

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This is the moment a man was dramatically rescued from the ocean after he jumped from a cruise ship and spent an hour floating in the water.

The man, who has not been identified, was on board the MSC Orchestra sailing from South Africa to Mauritius when he plunged into the Indian Ocean on New Year's Eve.

Search teams were scrambled and spent an hour scouring ocean off the coast of Madagascar for him, before finally sighting him and bringing him back to the ship where he family were waiting. 

This is the moment a man was rescued from the Indian Ocean after jumping from cruise liner MSC Orchestra as it sailed near Madagascar on New Year's Eve

This is the moment a man was rescued from the Indian Ocean after jumping from cruise liner MSC Orchestra as it sailed near Madagascar on New Year's Eve

Gerhardt Jooste, a financial lawyer from South Africa who was also on the cruise, captured the final moments of the rescue from an upper deck of the ship.

Footage shows a rescue boat

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