Coast Guard searches for missing cruise ship passenger

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard searched for a 46-year-old female passenger of the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn after it was reported she fell overboard approximately 45-miles Northeast of Atlantic City, N.J., Sunday night.

The Coast Guard was initially notified Sunday night at approximately 8:21 p.m. A Coast Guard helicopter crew from Air Station Atlantic City, N.J., launched at 9 p.m., and arrived on scene at about 9:43 p.m. The helicopter crew conducted search patterns until 10:53 p.m.

An HH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, Mass., arrived on-scene at 12:05 a.m., and conducted search patterns until 3:05 a.m. when it returned to base due to inclement weather.

Ed. note:  This story has been corrected from it’s original publication.

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  1. Delores says:

    I hope they find her.

  2. Delores says:

    It’s a terrible way to start a vacation. I was just on a vacation with my family to Bermuda on Carnival. It was fun.

  3. donna says:

    Wow, my mom just called from the ship, told me to look on the internet to find out what occurred. She didn’t have time to tell me (expense of call). WHAT?!