Coast Guard searching for missing couple from cruise ship

LONG BEACH, Calif. – The Coast Guard is searching for a couple who were reported missing from the Carnival Paradise cruise ship this afternoon. The cruise ship left Catalina Island en route to Ensenada, Mexico on Jan. 13, and arrived in Long Beach today. When the couple did not depart the vessel after it pulled into port, the ships crew called the Coast Guard.

The Coast Guard received the report today around 1 p.m. The last the couple had been seen by the crew was around 7:45 p.m., on Jan. 13.

A C-130 airplane from the Coast Guard Air Station in Sacramento, Calif., is searching the area between Ensenada, Mexico, Catalina Island and Long Beach. Coast Guard Command Centers in Los Angeles and San Diego are broadcasting a notice to mariners, asking them keep a look out on the waters between Los Angeles and Ensenada.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an investigation on the dissapearance. For inquiries into the investigation contact the FBI at 310-477-6565.

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