U.S. Coast Guard suspends search for a woman who fell off cruise ship balcony near Ensenada

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As published in the Mexico Daily Post on December 13th, a woman fell overboard from a Carnival cruise ship off the coast of Ensenada.

After more than a day of searching, efforts to locate a woman who went missing over the weekend while staying aboard a Carnival Cruise Line ship near Mexico have been suspended.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Coast Guard of Southern California announced they would halt measures to find a woman who fell from her balcony on the Carnival Miracle early Saturday morning near the coast of Ensenada.

“After 31+ hours of searching, #USCG assets are standing down pending additional information,” the organization said in a statement to social media. “USCG conducted first light searches this morning off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico with negative results.”

The USCG said assets used in the search efforts were being transported back to U.S. waters.

Carnival Cruise Lines did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The victim has not yet been publicly identified, but she is believed to be in her 20s, according to the Associated Press. In a statement to the New York Times, Carnival said the woman fell from the “balcony of her stateroom” during the three-day trip to Mexico.

“Our thoughts are with the guest and her family,” the company said, “and our Care Team is providing support.”

During the search, the USCG said members from the USCGC Forrest Rednour and a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew were working with the Mexican Navy to locate the woman.

Source: La Cronica

Baja California Post