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Coast Guard Searching For Woman Who Fell Off Carnival Cruise Near the Bahamas

The Carnival Cruise Lines offices in Miami, July 7, 2015.
Alan Diaz—AP The Carnival Cruise Lines offices in Miami, July 7, 2015.

Coast Guard crews remain in the area searching for the woman

The Coast Guard is looking for a woman who fell off a cruise ship near the Bahamas early Wednesday morning.

The 32-year-old fell off the 11th deck of the Carnival Ecstasy around 2:30 a.m., as the ship was about 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas, according to the Miami Herald.

A spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Line says the woman jumped, the Herald reports. She was last seen wearing a white dress with a pink floral print.

The Coast Guard sent the ship onto Charleston, South Carolina, its next destination, at 9 a.m.

Cost Guard crews stayed behind to continue searching for the woman, according to the Herald, and there is a helicopter, an airplane and ships on the lookout for her.

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