Woman, 40, seen tumbling overboard from Celebrity Solstice cruise ship in shocking footage sparking desperate search

Woman, 40, seen tumbling overboard from Celebrity Solstice cruise ship in shocking footage sparking desperate search

FOOTAGE has captured the moment a woman tumbled overboard from a cruise ship in Alaska, reports say.

The captain of the Celebrity Solstice vessel reported the woman, 40, missing around 3am local time on May 17.

A woman has fallen overboard from a cruise ship in Alaska
A woman has fallen overboard from a cruise ship in Alaska

CCTV footage from the vessel captured the moment she went overboard, KOMO News reports.

Coast Guard crews frantically searched the woman, combing the waters for around nine hours before suspending the search.

Teams used a boat and helicopters as they searched near Eldred Rock in Lynn Canal – around 20 miles west of the Alaskan state capital Juneau.

The woman has not been identified.

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Coast Guard Petty Office Ali Blackburn said: “Because of the searching that we’ve done, it has yielded negative results.

“That coupled with an estimated survival time of 6.19 hours in the water, led the Coast Guards to suspend the search.”

And, Coast Guard Lt.j.g Trevor Layman said: “Despite our best efforts to locate the individual, it is with heavy hearts that we make the decision to suspend the search.”

The Celebrity Solstice can carry around 2,800 passengers.

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It comes months after a woman, 32, fell overboard from a cruise ship – around 150 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

Footage captured the moment she was restrained by security guards before she jumped off the deck.

She was allegedly involved in an incident in a hot tub while onboard the vessel.

She had been traveling on the ship with her husband on a five-day cruise to Mexico.

Footage captured the moment she was escorted up the stairs after an alleged incident in the hot tub.

Witness Kim Barnette told WAFB: “Security got her out of the hot tub. Whenever they got to take her into custody, apparently she was upset and went over the rail.”

The woman reportedly jumped off the tenth floor of the balcony before hitting the water.

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