MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 21-year-old Tennessee women who reportedly fell overboard off a cruise ship 47 miles east of Fort Lauderdale on Sunday night.
According to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the Allure of the Seas was sailing to Nassau, Bahamas on a seven-night voyage to the Caribbean when a guest witnessed the woman going overboard.READ MORE: 'Primary Goal Is Active Shooter Response': Miami-Dade Police Priority Response Team Trains For Whatever Comes Its Way
The ship’s Captain immediately stopped the ship, turned around, and alerted the U. S. and Bahamian Coast Guard.
A search for the woman on the ship turned up empty and a review of the ship’s closed-circuit camera footage observed the 21-year old female guest going overboard. She’s said to be from Bartlett, Tennessee.
Two other ships that were close by at the time, the Carnival Fascination and Majesty of the Seas, assisted Allure of the Seas with the search until cleared by the Coast Guard.READ MORE: Rojas Homers And Gets 3 Hits As Marlins Beat Nationals 5-1
The Coast Guard search area spans approximately 320 square miles.
“Royal Caribbean’s Care Team is providing support to the guest’s family and our thoughts and prayers are with them,” said a statement from the cruise line.
The Coast Guard asked that anyone with information on the missing person contact the 7th Coast Guard District search and rescue coordinators at 305-415-6800.MORE NEWS: Companies Ask For Rate Hikes In Virtual Hearings With Florida’s Office Of Insurance Regulation