Coast Guard Ends Search For Overboard Cruise Ship Passenger
MIAMI (CBS4Miami) — The Coast Guard suspended its search Thursday evening for a 47-year-old Canadian women who went overboard off the cruise ship Bahamas Celebration during a trip from Freeport, Bahamas, to Palm Beach early Wednesday.
The search covered an area of 7,296 square miles, and spanned 84 hours.
Search and rescue coordinators at Coast Guard Sector Miami were notified by the captain of the cruise ship Bahamas Celebration of the report of a missing female passenger. Authorities said the woman’s boyfriend last saw her early Wednesday when he left her at a ship gift shop. The man said he left the gift shop for the casino and then returned to their cabin. He alerted the ship’s crew when he woke up and realized she had not returned.
Crewmembers aboard the Bahamas Celebration searched the cruise ship for the women but she was never found.