A 33 year old mother of four from Arlington, Samantha Broberg, was missing from the Carnival cruise ship about 200 miles off Galveston, the Coast Guard said in a news release.
The Carnival Liberty told the Coast Guard that it had a video of a woman falling overboard at about 2 a.m. Friday and the footage suggests she was sitting on a deck railing and fell backwards into the water.
Coast Guard Petty Officer Andy Kendrick reportedly said, “The search area is so offshore, almost 200 miles southeast of Galveston, so it’s way out there and very difficult to get to and get any resources out to it.”
The search for Broberg in the Gulf of Mexico has been suspended after planes spent 20 hours searching in an area of more than 4,300 square miles on Sunday night, the Coast Guard said in a statement.
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