Officials: Cruise ship passenger jumps overboard
Published: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 1, 2010 at 5:38 p.m.
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship passenger who government officials say jumped overboard in the Bahamas.
The Coast Guard says crew members aboard Royal Caribbean's Monarch of the Seas reported Neha Chhikara missing Thursday afternoon as the ship was headed from Nassau to CocoCay.
Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez says the guest was reported missing by her husband. Security camera footage showed the 23-year-old woman going overboard from the 11th deck early that morning.
Martinez said Friday that Bahamian government officials reviewed the footage and determined that the woman jumped overboard.
The ship left Port Canaveral, Fla., on Monday for a five-day cruise through the Bahamas. It's due to return Saturday.
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