U.S. Coast Guard Suspends Search for Overboard Princess Cruise Passenger

The U.S. Coast Guard called off their search earlier today after receiving information from Princess Cruise Lines that 67-year old Edelgard Carney went overboard 200 miles south of U.S. waters.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the task of finding the body of the elderly California resident now lies with the Victoria Search and Rescue team in Canada, but has offered its assistance if needed.

The latest information indicates that Sapphire Princess passenger Carney went overboard at 6:08 AM on Tuesday. Previously they thought she may have gone overboard on Monday evening closer to the Alaskan port of Ketchikan and in U.S. waters.

The precise time indicates there could be video evidence, since even a witness would have a hard time noting the exact time of the incident (and probably would have reported it sooner).

The Sapphire Princess is a luxury liner with 740 balcony staterooms, and is now headed south to begin Mexican Riviera itineraries.

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