US Coast Guard searches for woman overboard

A woman who was reported as falling overboard from cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy on September 7th about 27m southwest of Freeport, Bahamas, is being searched for by the US Coast Guard (USCG). The missing woman was named as Rina Patel, 32, from Interlaken in New York state.

Carnival Ecstasy crew notified USCG that a woman had been reported as falling overboard at about 2:30am Wednesday from deck 11.

Carnival Ectsasy’s had left Nassau on Tuesday and was due in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday.