GALVESTON, Texas – The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a Texas woman who fell off a cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico early Friday. A Coast Guard statement released early Monday says search and rescue coordinators ended the search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg, of Arlington, Texas, around 8:15 p.m. Sunday. The statement says crews searched for 20 hours and covered more than 4,300 square miles. The Coast Guard said earlier that its district command center in New Orleans was contacted by the master of the cruise ship Carnival Liberty. The ship, about 200 miles southeast of Galveston, reported that a surveillance video showed a woman falling overboard from its 10th deck at about 2 a.m. Friday. All passengers were checked and Broberg was unaccounted for. The Dallas Morning News reported that the vessel had departed on a four-day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico about 10 hours earlier. --The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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