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Search for Carnival cruise ship passenger who may have jumped overboard

The woman was reportedly on the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy when she went overboard.
A Carnival Ecstasy ship.Russ Sanderlin / Flickr Creative Commons

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching in the Bahamas for a woman missing from a cruise ship.

Early Wednesday the ship was about 15 miles off the coast of the island of Grand Bahama when the 32-year-old U.S. citizen “was witnessed jumping overboard” Carnival Cruise Line said in a statement to CBS News.

The woman, whose name and hometown was not released, was on the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy when she went overboard, The Associated Press reported.

A search was launched immediately, with the Coast Guard deploying aircraft and two ships to an area about 27 miles southwest of the island, according to CBS.

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The ship was on its way to Charleston, South Carolina after leaving Nassau, Bahamas. It resumed its journey at about 9 am.

 
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