Woman Overboard and Missing from Carnival Triumph in Gulf of Mexico

Woman dead after falling several decks from balcony on Carnival Cruise

The ship was on its second day of a five-day cruise from New Orleans to Mexico, and was heading to Cozumel, at the time of the incident.

She reportedly fell from the 14th deck to the 11th deck.

A woman on the Carnival Elation fell two stories from her cabin's balcony and died on Friday morning, Gulliksen confirmed to news outlets.

Maureen La Bryer got a text from her daughter, Megan Burdewick, saying her cabin was near the woman's room and "there was blood everywhere", the Miami Herald reported.

"The ship's medical team responded immediately, but, unfortunately, she passed away", Mr Gulliksen said.

Passengers said they were forced to stay on board for hours when they reached Nassau, Bahamas so investigators could collect evidence.

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'Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her family, ' he said.

This was the second risky fall aboard a Carnival cruise ship over the weekend. "They were taking pictures [and everything]", the text message read.

Bahamian law enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Jacksonville Sheriff's Department were all notified of the incident and "are assisting these agencies as the investigation continues", Gulliksen said.

A statement released by Carnival to the media states that a 44-year old woman was seen going overboard the Carnival Triumph while the ship was at sea in the Gulf of Mexico. this happened on Sunday night but only now this overboard event is starting to make its way out.

In February 2017, Kevin Wellons of Georgia fell from the 11th-floor deck of the Elation into the water while the ship was near the Bahamas.

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