- Mystery surrounds the disappearance of an elderly woman from a major cruise ship over the weekend.
- Cunard, the parent company of the cruise ship on which she was sailing, issued a statement relating to her disappearance.
- The company says that the woman is “presumed” to have gone overboard, but did not give details.
Mystery continues to surround the disappearance of an elderly woman who went missing from a cruise ship over the weekend.
The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for the victim, who was identified as a 74-year-old British woman. She was reported missing from the Queen Mary 2 cruise ship as it sailed about 100 nautical miles southeast of Atlantic City. The ship had recently set sail on a 12-hour itinerary to the Caribbean.
The company with which she was traveling, Cunard, says that she is presumed to have fallen from the ship. “It is with sadness we can confirm that after a comprehensive search, working with all relevant authorities, Queen Mary 2 has halted the search for a missing guest, presumed overboard,” the company said in a statement.
But as of yet published reports do not indicate that any witnesses saw the woman fall from the ship, or that the ship’s security equipment captured what happened to her.
Despite the fact that the Queen Mary 2 conducted its own search, which was later taken over by the U.S. Coast Guard, no sign of the woman has been reported.
She is presumed dead.