Woman Overboard and Missing from Carnival Triumph in Gulf of Mexico

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A 44-year-old woman "was seen going overboard" from the Carnival Triumph on Sunday night, Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliksen said.

A woman reportedly fell overboard a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday night and a search has been started to find her, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

"The ship's medical team responded immediately, but, unfortunately, she passed away", Gulliksen said in a statement to the Herald.

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It is thought she fell from her 14th deck stateroom balcony onto the 11th deck. The cruise ship is operated by Carnival Cruise Line and some details have already been released by the cruise line on this worrying news. Carnival Cruise Lines do not have 13th floor decks, so she fell two stories, the Miami Herald reported.

"We weren't [allowed] off the boat to Freeport until they investigated it". While the ship is now moving toward its next port of call, passengers aboard the ship report that the Captain informed them the Mexican authorities would continue the search.

And in February 2017, Kevin Wellons from Georgia fell overboard from the Carnival Elation near the Bahamas.