A 54 year old woman reportedly jumped from the Grand Princess just northeast of Hawaii on Wednesday afternoon. According to a statement from Princess Cruises, the women was later seen intentionally jumping overboard on the ship’s video surveillance.
Once Princess Cruises had learned of the overboard, crew members from the Grand Princess contacted the US Coast Guard and the FBI. The Coast Guard arrived on scene shortly after and assisted the ship in a search and rescue operation. According to Princess, crews searched waters approximately 650 miles northeast of Hilo.
At this time, the women has not been discovered and is presumed dead.
The Grand Princess was three days into a 15 day round trip Hawaii sailing when the incident occurred.