HOUSTON (KTRK) --Coast Guard aircrews continued searching through the day and into the evening Saturday, after beginning a search Friday for a woman who fell from a cruise ship about 200 miles southeast of Galveston, Texas.
Samantha Broberg, 33, was reported missing to the ships personnel Friday around noon, which caused the Carnival Liberty to search the ship for her. She was not found aboard the ship, but they reported that video showed her falling overboard from the 10th deck at around 2 a.m. After it was confirmed that she had fallen overboard, the crew contacted the Coast Guard at about 5 p.m.
"They wanted to check every single room to make sure that every guest was in their room. They were just keeping us updated like, 'We have not found her.' People are talking about it everywhere. They're very sad," passenger Linda Lopez tells Eyewitness News.
Coast Guard confirms 33 year old Samantha Broberg fell overboard from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship this morning. pic.twitter.com/fsgaqTDmDW— Pooja Lodhia (@PoojaOnTV) May 14, 2016
Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, and Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, have alternated sorties since beginning the search, saturating a 22 by 63 nautical mile area with a combined search area total of more than 3,000 square miles.
The Ocean Sentry aircrews have stopped searching for the night and plan to resume at first light Sunday.
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