US Coast Guard ends search for ship passenger who officials said jumped overboard in BahamasBy AP
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Search ends for cruise ship passenger in Bahamas
MIAMI — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a cruise ship passenger who government officials say jumped overboard in the Bahamas.
The Coast Guard stopped searching Saturday afternoon for 23-year-old Neha Chhikara. She was reported missing Thursday afternoon from Royal Caribbean’s Monarch of the Seas as the ship headed from Nassau to CocoCay.
Security camera footage showed the woman going overboard from the 11th deck early Thursday.
According to the cruise line, Bahamian government officials reviewed the security footage and determined that the woman jumped overboard.
The ship returned to Port Canaveral, Florida, on Saturday after a five-day cruise through the Bahamas.
Coast Guard crews searched a total of 3,725 square miles (9,650 square kilometers).
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