BAHAMAS –– Search continues for missing woman

FREEPORT – The US Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly jumped overboard the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship approximately 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas Wednesday.

Missing is Rina Patel from Interlaken, New York.

Rina Patel reportedly jumped from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in the early hours of Wednesday.
Rina Patel reportedly jumped from the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship in the early hours of Wednesday.

The Coast Guard said it was notified that the 32-year-old woman was “reportedly seen going overboard” at approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday from the 11th deck.

In a statement issued after the incident, Carnival said the woman was “witnessed jumping overboard” as the ship was about 15 miles off the coast of Grand Bahama island.

“The company’s CareTeam is providing assistance and support to the missing guest’s family on board and our thoughts and prayers are with her and family and loved ones during this difficult time,” it added.

The search and rescue efforts still underway.
The search and rescue efforts still underway.

One of the Carnival Ecstasy passengers, Shannon Parks, shared photos on social media of the search when it began.

Coast Guard helicopter and airplane crews, along with a Coast Guard vessel are assisting in the search.

The Carnival Ecstasy’s last port of call was in Nassau, Bahamas on Tuesday. It continued sailing about six and a half hours after Patel’s disappearance, and was scheduled to be in Charleston, South Carolina Thursday. 

Source: (Caribbean360)

One Response to BAHAMAS –– Search continues for missing woman

  1. Leesha Le Rhodes Bowen
    Leesha Le Rhodes Bowen September 8, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    She spent all her money to go on this ship to jump off?

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