The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman in the Gulf of Mexico who fell off the Carnival Liberty cruise ship.
Video footage shows that Samantha Broberg fell off the ship at around 2 a.m. on Friday, Carnival officials told KHOU Houston.
A “ship-wide search was conducted along with a review of the ship’s camera footage,” Carnival said in a statement. “Unfortunately, it appears the guest may have gone overboard early this morning.”
The ship’s crew had conducted an exhaustive search for Broberg. One of the other passengers, Jo Trizila of Dallas, told NBC: “Our steward came into our room, checked the closets, checked the bathroom, looked under the bed looked out on our balcony. I mean, they did a very thorough search.”
“We knew it wasn’t going to end well when the last few updates the announcer said would you please just keep this family in your thoughts and prayers,” Trizila said.
The coast guard has dispatched an HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane and crew to search for Broberg in the area where the Carnival ship was last located before she went missing.