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Coast Guard In Desperate Search For Woman Who Fell Off Cruise Ship

Impacting Travel | Carnival Cruise Line | Rich Thomaselli | May 14, 2016

Coast Guard In Desperate Search For Woman Who Fell Off Cruise Ship

PHOTO: The Carnival Liberty (Courtesy Carnival Cruise Lines)

The United States Coast Guard is in a desperate race against time to find a 33-year old stay-at-home mother of four who apparently fell overboard on the Carnival Liberty cruise ship on Friday.

The woman was on a four-day vacation with friends. Her cabin-mate reported her missing on Friday, and Carnival locked down the ship in a room-to-room search for her.

According to ABC News, Samantha Broberg was captured on the ship’s surveillance video as she fell overboard at around 2 a.m. The ship was about 195 miles from its home port in Galveston, Texas.

"We are shocked and deeply saddened by the incident that occurred on the Carnival Cruise Ship. We hope and pray the U.S. Coast Guard is able to bring Samantha home. We ask for privacy as our family comes together during this difficult time," according to a statement from the Broberg family.

"Carnival’s CareTeam is providing support to the guest’s traveling companions and family,” Carnival said in a statement. “We are keeping our guests and her loved ones in our thoughts during this difficult time.”

Carnival was able to communicate to the Coast Guard exactly where the Liberty was at the time Broberg fell overboard.

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