A Carnival cruise ship passenger fell overboard early Friday morning into the Gulf of Mexico. Video footage taken from the Carnival Liberty actually shows the woman falling overboard Friday morning around 2 a.m. An ABC News report on Sunday says the desperate search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg is entering its third day.
After searching for most of the day on Friday and all day Saturday for the stay-at-home mother of four from Arlington, Texas, the U.S. Coast Guard issued a statement Saturday evening saying that Ocean Sentry aircrews had stopped the search for the night and planned to resume at first light on Sunday morning.
According to the statement, Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircraft crews from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, and Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, have alternated their search strategy since Broberg fell from the Carnival cruise ship about 195 miles southeast of the Galveston, Texas, coast. As of Saturday evening, airplane crews had saturated a 30 by 50 nautical mile area with a total combined search area of more than 3,000 square miles.