Southwest Pass, Louisiana — A cruise ship passenger is missing after she reportedly jumped overboard from the The Carnival “Valor” on Wednesday in the Gulf of Mexico.
The incident happened about 150 miles offshore as the 13-deck ship was returning to New Orleans from a five-day voyage to Mexico.
The United States Coast Guard says crews are looking for a 32-year-old African American woman.
Carnival Cruise Lines issued this statement: “Carnival Valor is supporting the search for a guest who reportedly jumped overboard from her balcony on Wednesday afternoon while the ship was at sea. The ship’s command immediately began search and rescue procedures, returned to the area near where the incident occurred and notified the U.S. Coast Guard. Carnival’s CARE team is providing support to the guest’s husband who was traveling with her.”
No further details were available.