Search for man who fell overboard from cruise ship has ended

A major search operation has ended after a crew member was reported to have gone overboard from a cruise ship off the coast of Kent.

The crew member was on board the German AIDAperla cruise ship when he went overboard in the early morning of 22 October.

HM Coastguard said the search near Ramsgate was ended at about 6pm on Sunday after it had been alerted earlier that day.

A helicopter, a Coastguard aircraft and lifeboats were involved in the operation.

The ship was reportedly travelling from Hamburg in Germany to Rotterdam in the Netherlands.