Woman reportedly falls from Carnival ship off Freeport, Bahamas, Coast Guard says

Posted at 9:27 AM, Sep 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-07 09:27:43-04

MIAMI, Fla. -- Crews from Coast Guard Air Station Miami have begun assisting in the search for a missing cruise ship passenger near the Bahamas.

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, a 32-year-old-woman reportedly fell off the Carnival Ecstasy cruise ship around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The search area is about 27 miles southwest of Freeport.

This ship has made headlines before.  In December 2015, a crew member was killed while performing maintenance on an elevator, causing a bloody scene that horrified passengers.