Cruise line says search for passenger in Mediterranean ended

Norwegian Epic cruise liner passenger goes overboard on way to Majorca - Daily Star

Norwegian Epic cruise liner passenger goes overboard on way to Majorca - Daily Star

One of the passengers Rebekah Sanderling tweeted: "I'm on the Norwegian Epic cruise ship in the Mediterranean and we've spent all day looking for a passenger who fell overboard last night".

It was later clarified that the missing young woman was a 15-year-old Korean girl, who was sailing on the week-long cruise with her family.

In the early hours of Saturday, a 63-year-old Korean woman went over the side of a Cruise Norwegian vessel, the company said in a tweet.

When staff learned the woman had fallen into the water, the authorities were alerted, prompting the start of a search and rescue operation. He went on, "Sadly, the guest has not yet been found.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual's family during this hard time", a Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson told the news outlet. According to passengers on the current cruise, the missing guest is a female teenager from the United States. She was traveling with her husband.

A helicopter, a plane and several boats were sent out to help with the search today but it was called off at 3pm. "Given the conditions it's unlikely she would have survived", another passenger, Kyjuan Brown, said.

Brown said the search was abandoned at around 8 p.m. "Everyone felt for the family".

Another tourist, Angela Elliott, told the news outlet that officials "did everything they could". "After we arrived on the insist, they entreated passengers to glimpse out within the water for a particular person with red pajamas".

"It was like it had nearly been forgotten about last night". They were informed that the cruise also would not be going to its next scheduled stop.

"After about two hours of sailing, he came on the speaker again and said that we were in the area where she went overboard".

Thousands of passengers have been stood at the rails looking for the girl after the ship turned around to go back to where she fell in.

She said passengers were "bewildered" as they were asked to help look for the missing person. "We stayed in that location, not moving, all day". At the time, the ship was sailing from Cannes in the south of France to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

The ship had left Cannes, France, on Friday and was due to dock in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, early on Saturday. They later confirmed that she had.

Sanderlin added that the passengers had been directed by the captain to look for her in the water from the deck railings.