08/16/2015 12:15 EDT | Updated 08/16/2016 05:59 EDT

Cruise Ship Calls Off Search For Missing Queen Mary 2 Crew Member Off Newfoundland

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ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — The Queen Mary 2 has called off the search for a crew member who went overboard off the coast of Newfoundland.

Cunard cruise line says the search for the 26-year-old man was abandoned late Saturday night after an extensive search was conducted in the area roughly 750 kilometres east of St. John's, N.L.

They say it was determined the man couldn't have survived in the water for that long.

Cunard says the Queen Mary 2 is now en route to Halifax and is expected to arrive Monday.

Search and rescue officials say the man did not report for duty onboard the Queen Mary 2 early Saturday.

They said a search was conducted onboard the ship and when the man wasn't found, search and rescue officials were asked to look for the man at sea.