US Coast Guard Cutter
A Coast Guard cutter. File Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Christina L. Bozeman

U.S. Coast Guard personnel from the San Diego sector joined the Mexican Navy Saturday in a search for a woman who reportedly went overboard on a cruise ship near Ensenada, Mexico.

A woman in her 20s was reported missing from the ship at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday, according to Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam Stanton.

USCG Southern California tweeted that an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was involved in the search over ocean waters.

Carnival Public Relations sent a statement Saturday about the incident.

“We advised Carnival Miracle guests this morning of an overboard incident involving one of our guests from the balcony of her stateroom,” Carnival said. “After assisting the U.S Coast Guard with a search, the ship has been released and is proceeding to Ensenada and will then return to Long Beach as scheduled on Sunday morning. Our thoughts are with the guest and her family, and our Care Team is providing support.”

– City News Service

Updated 9:05 p.m. Dec. 11, 2021