Woman Falls Overboard From Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty
file photo

By MarEx 2016-05-15 17:01:15

U.S. Coast Guard aircrews continued searching through the day and into the evening on Saturday for a woman who fell from a cruise ship about 200 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.

Samantha Broberg, 33, was reported missing to the ships personnel Friday around noon, which caused the Carnival Liberty to search the ship for her. She was not found, and video showed her falling overboard from the 10th deck at around 2 a.m. 

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews from Coast Guard Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, and Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, have alternated sorties since beginning the search, saturating a 22 by 63 nautical mile area with a combined search area total of more than 3,000 square miles.

The search continues.