Carnival cruise ship with overboard passenger back in port

CHARLESTON, SC (WSVN) – A cruise ship is back in port, Thursday, after a female passenger went overboard, earlier this week.

According to officials, the tragedy occurred early Wednesday morning aboard the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship, about 15 miles off the coast of Grand Bahama Island.

Witnesses said 32-year-old Rina Patel of Interlaken, New York, had been on the 11th deck of the ship when she apparently jumped overboard.

The Coast Guard searched for hours but was not able to find her.

The cruise ship had left Nassau, Bahamas, and was en route to Charleston, South Carolina.

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