Quantcast
  

Thursday, April 24, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Cruise line says passenger jumped overboard

By Associated Press

POSTED:
LAST UPDATED: 09:57 a.m. HST, May 04, 2011



SAN DIEGO >> A cruise line said Wednesday a passenger was seen jumping overboard as the ship headed toward San Diego.

Closed-circuit video aboard the Celebrity Millennium shows the woman climbed over a railing Monday night and let go, Celebrity Cruises said.

The ship staff learned she was missing when she failed to disembark in San Diego on Tuesday morning and couldn't be found onboard.

The company said the ship's GPS satellite marked the location where the guest went overboard. The Coast Guard was searching the area.

The woman, whose name was not released, was seen alone on the video, said Cynthia Martinez, a spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which owns Celebrity. The woman was traveling with her older brother.

Martinez didn't know where the passenger jumped but said coordinates were provided to the Coast Guard. The ship had docked in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on Sunday and made its next and final stop in San Diego.

The voyage began April 18 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and went through the Panama Canal.

The cruise line said the woman was 63, while the Coast Guard said she was 65. Martinez said she could not explain the discrepancy. The Coast Guard did not immediately respond to a phone message Wednesday.

The Coast Guard suspended its search for the woman after sunset Tuesday and resumed Wednesday. A Coast Guard helicopter took off at 7 a.m. from San Diego and a C-130 aircraft departed Sacramento to search an area about 150 miles south along the Baja California coast to near Bahia de San Quintin.







 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

COMMENTS
(0)
You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
IN OTHER NEWS
Breaking News
Blogs
Warrior Beat
One last fling

Political Radar
Phased in

Political Radar
Palolo v. Pauoa

Political Radar
Palolo v. Pauoa

Career Changers
Must Sea TV

Political Radar
HB 1700 — Day 4

Political Radar
Pass