Search canceled for missing woman who fell overboard on cruise ship, FBI takes over – National


The U.S. Coast Guard has called off their search for a missing woman who fell overboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship off the coast of Mexico last weekend.

The woman, described only as in her mid-twenties, was a passenger on the Carnival Miracle cruise ship. She went too far from her bedroom balcony around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico, NBC News reports.

Coast Guard announced that he was withdrawing, after searching for more than 31 hours.

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Carnival told the New York Times that the cruise ship left Long Beach, Calif., Last week on a three-day cruise.

“Our hearts are with the guest and their family, and our care team is supportive,” the company said.

But now the FBI is resuming investigation after the boat returned to Long Beach on Sunday, Fox News reports.

“We responded due to the circumstances since we have jurisdiction on the high seas,” FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller told Fox News. “Whether it was a criminal, accidental or other act, we are looking for evidence to determine what really happened. “

The Coast Guard said it has deployed several ships to help with the search, including a cutter called Forrest Rednour and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. The Mexican Navy also contributed to the efforts. The search spanned about 520 square nautical miles, they said.

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“Around 3 am we were awakened by a general announcement across the ship with a warning: ‘Man overboard! Man overboard! A man of the sea !’ Passenger Daniel Miranda told ABC-7 of the night the woman went missing.

“So the ship received limited information. They told us we were stuck looking for the lady and then called us to clarify. The crew were very low key and of course they had different areas of the ship cordoned off for their search when they were searching. “

According to the company’s website, the 12-story Carnival Miracle accommodates more than 2,100 guests and 934 crew members. He sails from Long Beach, San Diego and San Francisco to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico. The trips last from two to ten days.

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