The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger who may have gone overboard in the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston Chronicle reported Saturday.
The Coast Guard said in a statement that its district command center in New Orleans was contacted by the master of the cruise ship Carnival Liberty. The ship reported that surveillance video showed a woman falling overboard at about 2 a.m. Friday.
“Earlier today, a 33-year-old female guest on the cruise ship Carnival Liberty was reported missing by traveling companions. A ship-wide search was conducted along with a review of the ship’s camera footage,” the cruise line said in a statement, according to KVUE-TV.
“Unfortunately, it appears the guest may have gone overboard early this morning. Authorities were notified including the U.S. Coast Guard which is initiating a search effort in the area where the ship was located when the individual was last seen. Carnival’s CareTeam is providing support to the guest’s traveling companions and family. We are keeping our guest and her loved ones in our thoughts during this difficult time.”
Samantha Broberg, 33, was found to be missing.