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USCG searches for overboard Carnival Liberty passenger

USCG searches for overboard Carnival Liberty passenger

US Coast Guard air crews continued searching through the day and into the evening Saturday, after beginning a search Friday for a woman who went overboard from Carnival Liberty about 200 miles southeast of Galveston.

Samantha Broberg, 33, was reported missing to the ship's personnel Friday around noon, and a search was conducted on board. Video showed her going overboard from the 10th deck at around 2 a.m. The crew contacted the Coast Guard at about 5 p.m.

Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry airplane crews from Aviation Training Center Mobile, Alabama, and Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas, have alternated sorties since beginning the search, saturating a 22 by 63 nautical mile area with a combined search area total of more than 3,000 square miles.

The Ocean Sentry air crews stopped searching for the night and planned to resume at first light Sunday.

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