Coast Guard searching for missing cruise ship passenger

SAN DIEGO - An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter lands at Coast Guard Sector San Diego. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Henry G. Dunphy.

Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer Henry G. Dunphy

SAN DIEGO – Coast Guard crews from San Diego and Sacramento are searching for a woman who was reported missing from a cruise ship that docked in San Diego Tuesday morning.

The 65-year-old woman was last seen aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Millennium Monday night, which was transiting from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to San Diego.

The Coast Guard received the report of the missing woman at 1:15 p.m., and launched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from Coast Guard Sector San Diego and a C-130 Hercules plane from Coast Guard Air Station Sacramento to search for the missing person.

The FBI also responded to the missing person report at the cruise ship terminal.

If anyone has information that could aid the search, they are asked to contact the Joint Harbor Operation Center at 619-278-7031.

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