A young woman in her twenties has been the subject of unsuccessful searches in the middle of the ocean. On Saturday, December 11, around 3:30 a.m., the Carnival cruise came to a stop to start the search for this young woman who had gone overboard. The incident took place off the coast of Mexico, near Ensenada, according to PEOPLE magazine. “USCGC Forrest Rednour and an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from the San Diego area were working with the Mexican Navy to locate the woman,” PEOPLE reports.
On Sunday afternoon, December 12, the USCGC announced on Twitter that their assets were “on hold pending further information.” Carnival Cruise Lines, meanwhile, made a statement in a statement to NBC News. The press release states that “the vessel was released after participating in the search before continuing on its way.” Since the first searches were unsuccessful, the US Coast Guard returned, reports PEOPLE.
Two passengers talk about the disappearance of the young woman in the middle of the ocean
Josh Zufelt, a passenger on the Carnival Miracle recounts what happened on the ship shortly after the incident. He told NBC News that everyone was made aware of the incident soon after it happened. “The ship had practically come to a stop around 3:30 am local time and a lifeboat was dropped into the ocean,” he said.
Another cruise passenger, Daniel Miranda, reports to KABC that he woke up around 3 a.m. on Saturday. He confirms that he heard the general announcement that someone went overboard. “They immediately did their best to get crews out on small boats and rescues, to start a search,” he also told CBS Los Angeles.
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