American teen missing in Germany after cruise ship abandons, police say


An American teenager has disappeared during a cruise in Germany, police said.

Aydin Brow. (German police)Aydin Brow. (German police)

Aydin Brow. (German police)

Aydin Brown, 14, was last seen at 7 a.m. Thursday when he left the Caribbean Princess in Rostock-Warnemünde, a Baltic Sea port city, police said.

He is approximately 1.70 meters tall, has long dark hair and was last seen wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and retro shoes, police said.

Princess Cruises said in a statement Friday that it is actively cooperating with German police in the search for the teenager.

The boy left the ship unaccompanied, the statement said.

“We understand the distress this situation has caused and will continue to provide ongoing support to the family on the ground during this difficult time,” Princess Cruises said.

The teenager’s grandmother, who Brown was traveling with, left the ship Thursday night and is being helped by company employees in Warnemünde. Princess Cruises also arranged for his mother to fly to Germany while the search continues, the cruise line said.

“We greatly appreciate the rapid response and continued efforts of local authorities in their search for the young man,” the statement said. “Their dedication and expertise are invaluable in this critical situation, and we are doing everything we can to assist them.”

Police are also looking for a witness who may have seen the teenager at Warnemünde train station around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday morning.

The witness is described by the police as between 20 and 25 years old. He has been asked to report to the police in Rostock as soon as possible.

Natasha Worthington, who is on the cruise, said that despite the teenager’s disappearance, “the mood on the ship is still cheerful because not many people are talking about it.”

She said she has little information about the situation, adding: “We would like to know what happened because we feel very strongly about the family.”

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