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Coast Guard suspends search for Alabama woman

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After searching more than 3,600 square miles over three days the Coast Guard has suspended its search for an Alabama woman who is believed to have gone overboard from a Carnival cruise ship late Monday night. A passenger on the Cruise Ship Holiday reported hearing a splash late Monday night when the ship was 75 miles southwest of Pensacola, Florida. A cabin-to-cabin search revealed that 50-year-old Michelle Vilborg of Bay Minette, Alabama was missing from the ship.

The FBI said its violent crimes unit is investigating Vilborg’s disappearance. Agent Tim White said agents are looking at every possible angle.

A website that reports on passengers overboard from cruise ships, cruise junkie.com, reports that 7 passengers have been lost this year from Carnival cruise ships.