Brit tourists describe frantic search to get girl ‘in red pyjamas who can’t swim’ after she dropped from ‘rocky’ cruiseship

  • 10 Jun 2019, 10:29
  • Updated: 10 Jun 2019, 11:15
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BRIT tourists have actually told exactly how a huge selection of people desperately looked for a lady in “pink pyjamas” who dropped from the “rocky” cruise liner in high winds near Majorca.

Tourists lined the decks and scoured the ocean following a Tannoy statement unveiled she had dropped from Norwegian Epic cruise liner yesterday.

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The ship had left Cannes on Friday and ended up being because of dock in Palma, Majorca, in early stages Saturday.

Nevertheless it turned around at about 8.30am if the captain came regarding the Tannoy and announced these were planning to look for a missing woman.

Families stated she had final been seen wearing red pyjamas on her balcony at around 1am on Saturday morning and told just just just how her heartbroken household warned she could not swim.

The search proceeded but ended at around 3pm today.

A cruise line spokesman confirmed that they had maybe perhaps not discovered the passenger – whom very early reports wrongly proposed had been a teen.

A Norwegian Cruise Line spokesman said: “Early morning on June 8, a 63-year-old female that is korean went overboard even though the ship had been cruising from Cannes, France to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

” the moment the report had been made, the authorities had been notified and a search and rescue procedure ensued. The search has now ceased, and unfortunately, the visitor is not discovered.

“Our ideas and prayers are with all the person’s family members with this hard time.”


A huge selection of people lined the decks to aid the frantic seek out the girl whom apparently “could not swim” whilst the ship switched right right back near Menorca.

Claire Murphy, from Tonbridge, Kent who was simply regarding the ship for the week long cruise, told sunlight on the web: “They stated these people were switching round, because some body in pink pyjamas have been seen going overboard, therefore we had to return to see her.

“Everyone had been bewildered and seeking from the windows or regarding the side of the ship.

“It took us couple of hours getting back again to the area where they certainly were final seen. We stopped here for four hours to try to find her.

“we had been literally in the exact middle of the Med, it absolutely was actually windy plus it find-bride had been really rocky.”

Dr Kyjuan Brown, from Bermuda, told the Sun on line the feminine passenger had final been seen on the balcony at 1am wearing pyjamas that is pink.

He stated: “The balcony regarding the ship ended up being lined by people searching overboard when it comes to lacking girl.

The balcony associated with the ship ended up being lined by people searching overboard when it comes to lacking girl

Witness Kyjuan Brown

“Around 8pm the search ended up being called down while the captain informed us that in line with the family members she could not swim after all. Because of the conditions it is unlikely she could have survived.

“Everyone felt for the family members. It’s terrible to be on holiday and then leave with out a grouped member of the family.”

The search implied that the people’ end to Majorca had been cancelled as well as the ship rather gone back to Barcelona.

Brit passenger Angela Elliott, 54, from Nottingham, included: “The ship travelled returning to the location where she was last seen and it also continued to look that area going down and up until 9.30pm and it also ended up being too dark to keep.

“The ship then started its program to Barcelona. They did every thing they are able to.

“There were possibly a hundred or so people searching for a little while. I do believe in the long run, many people unfortunately realised that there wouldn’t be hope that is much of being discovered alive all things considered that time into the water.

“A past statement within the tannoy for the ship had encouraged that she wasn’t a stronger swimmer.”

Noah Kowaloff told sunlight on line: “there clearly was an statement asking for the assistance looking from the relative edges associated with the ship for red pyjamas within the water. Many individuals had been looking through the deck that is top.

“We circled the exact same part of the Mediterranean. It is nevertheless difficult to think it just happened.”