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Search continues for woman who fell overboard on Carnival Cruise

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Nellie Chapman | 26 January, 2018, 07:43

A Lafayette family is in shock and a lot of Carnival customers are confused as officials try and determine how a 44-year-old wife and mother somehow went overboard Sunday night as that ship, the Carnival Triumph, sailed toward Mexico.

Search and rescue operations are underway for the missing woman.

According to a report from KLFY, Marilyn Winfrey said her daughter Juwanna Brooks fell overboard on January 21 near the coast of Mexico.

The ship was allowed to leave the search and rescue area and head to its intended port in Cozumel by on January 22, according to Carnival spokesperson Vance Gulliksen.

Winfrey said that her daughter sent her a video shortly after they boarded the Triumph on Saturday.

'I just want to believe that they're going to find something, ' her mother, Marilyn Winfrey, pictured, told KLFY in Louisiana.

Search efforts continue for a Lafayette woman who went overboard on a cruise ship sailing from New Orleans, according to reports.

"I did hear she may have jumped, but no way", said Winfrey. "We're still waiting we haven't heard anything yet", she explains.

A woman fell to her death from the balcony of her cabin aboard the Carnival Elation en route to the Bahamas.

Last October 8-year-old Zion Smith died after falling two stories from the deck of Carnival Cruise Glory.

Authorities have not released the woman's name or why she fell.

And that's providing a glimmer of hope for Winfrey and her family at a time when they need it most. The cruise was on its second day and was traveling to Cozumel.