Coast Guard calls off search for passenger missing from cruise ship off Texas
(Reuters) -- The U.S. Coast Guard said on Sunday it had called off its search for a woman believed to have fallen overboard from the Carnival Liberty cruise ship off the coast of Galveston, Texas, two days earlier.
The cruise ship alerted the Coast Guard on Friday that Samantha Broberg, 33, was missing and might have fallen overboard about 195 miles (315 km) from the Texas coast.
See more images from this tragic story:
The Coast Guard said in a statement that its 8th District command center had coordinated 20 hours of aerial searching with a combined search area of more than 4,300 square miles.
Earlier, it said the cruise ship had a video of a woman falling overboard early on Friday morning and had conducted a search for all passengers on board, with Broberg found to be missing.
The Carnival Liberty cruise ship departed Galveston, Texas, on a four-day Mexico cruise on Thursday.
More from AOL.com:
This woman documented the worst year of her life by taking 1 selfie every day
Family: Girl, 11, scalped on carnival ride is awake and talking
US investigators probing Texas bus crash that killed 8