New footage, which captures moments before a woman is said to have jumped off the Carnival Valor cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico, shows her struggling with the ship’s security
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Video footage of a woman disappearing on a cruise ship shows her struggling with security officers before allegedly jumping off a balcony.
Footage captures three of the ship’s crew members holding her with their arms around her back as things go frantic on deck.
Her name ‘Alicia’ can be heard shouting as guards escort her upstairs following an alleged hot tub incident.
The unnamed passenger was on board the 13-story Carnival Valor when it is believed she jumped into the ocean.
A search was later conducted 150 miles off the Louisiana coast, but it has now been decommissioned by the Coast Guard in the Gulf of Mexico.
Crews threw life rafts and flares to help Coast Guard officials search for the woman.
The woman was removed by security following an incident of what is believed to be a hot tub on the deck of the ship’s swimming pool carrying 2,980 guests and 1,180 crew members.
She was on a five-day cruise that departed New Orleans on Saturday and struggled with security before boarding.
The video does not show the moment she ‘jumped’ from the train and it is unclear how she escaped the guards.
One passenger said the woman hit the side of the boat before hitting the water first.
Witnesses gave their accounts of what happened on the 110,000-ton ship and said she was escorted away by Carnival Valor security.
Passenger Kim Barnette told WAFB: “Security took her out of the hot tub.
“Whenever they took her into custody, it seemed like she was very upset and went over the rails.”
Emil Avenarius, who works for the holiday told Nola.com: “Security tried to calm her down, and she was belligerent towards them.
“They had to restrain her because she was so easy to fight. She broke and flipped over.”
The Coast Guard, assisted by crew, searched for the woman in about 2,500 square miles for 14 hours.
They suspended the search at 6pm on Thursday.
“The decision to suspend a search and rescue operation is never one that we take lightly,” Warranty Manager Tricia Eldredge, Commanding Officer at Sector New Orleans, told Fox 8.
“We extend our deepest sympathies to the family during this difficult time.”
Carnival confirmed its care team is supporting the woman’s husband and family.
On average, about 25 people fall off a cruise ship each year.
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