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Search ends for 2 passengers believed to have fallen off cruise ship
cnn ^ | May 10, 2013 | Ed Payne

Posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono

After scouring hundreds of miles of waters off Australia's coast, authorities on Friday called off a search for two cruise ship passengers who are believed to have fallen overboard.

The 30-year-old man and 27-year-old woman were reported missing when the Carnival Cruise ship Spirit docked in Sydney on Thursday morning, CNN affiliate Seven Network reported. The first clue came when they didn't claim their luggage.

Maritime officers reviewed surveillance video from the ship and determined that Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder went overboard Wednesday night. Authorities believe the couple fell about 150 kilometers (93 miles) off Foster, New South Wales.

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1 posted on 05/10/2013 7:05:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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Authorities believe the couple fell about 150 kilometers (93 miles)

Somebody needs to tell Felix Baumgartner his record's been broken.

2 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:17 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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The first clue came when they didn't claim their luggage.

Weren't there five other people with them on this trip? Nobody checked up on them?

3 posted on 05/10/2013 7:07:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: JoeProBono

That’s one way to disappear!


4 posted on 05/10/2013 7:09:38 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: JoeProBono

I wonder if alcohol was involved.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 7:12:26 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

Nookie on the balcony and oops...


6 posted on 05/10/2013 7:13:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: JoeProBono

I have a few friends who are on a cruise in europe and they are sicker than dogs. And they are quarantined.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:00 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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It’s amazing what people will do to get off a Carnival ship.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 7:14:18 AM PDT by henkster (I have one more cow than my neighbor. I am a kulak.)
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Some lucky sharks ate well. Sad way to go though.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 7:16:14 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST mr. president(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: US_MilitaryRules
The seas were calm..it was the last night....I think a little sex on the rail for a last fling went bad....you don´t just fall off....or a suicide..but they seemed pretty young....????
10 posted on 05/10/2013 7:16:25 AM PDT by Youngman542012
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To: BenLurkin

They went over the side Wednesday night and the ship docked Thursday morning, so there was no reason to expect their traveling companions would notice them missing.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 7:20:00 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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Now they’re really in the Land Down Under. /sorry


12 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:18 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: US_MilitaryRules
Last year my sis/bro-in-law started on their cruise of a lifetime -- three weeks doing Greece and Italy.

On day two, he got violently ill and spent the Atlantic crossing in the infirmary....at the Canary Islands, they yanked his gallbladder and he spent ten days in the hospital.

13 posted on 05/10/2013 7:22:29 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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Don't know the circumstances, but I can't help but think they may have been looking for that "romantic moment. There's a really, really good reason ship safety rules discourage acts like this.


14 posted on 05/10/2013 7:26:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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On day two, he got violently ill and spent the Atlantic crossing in the infirmary....at the Canary Islands, they yanked his gallbladder and he spent ten days in the hospital.

Wow... THAT made memories all right... just the wrong ones.

15 posted on 05/10/2013 7:27:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: JoeProBono

You couldn’t get me on to one of those floating crapholes at gunpoint.


16 posted on 05/10/2013 7:30:02 AM PDT by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the Muskets of the 21st Century. Free men need not ask permission.)
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You could not get me on a cruise ship with a crowbar.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 7:44:13 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: BenLurkin

It docked on Thursday, it is believed they fell/jumped/were pushed on Wed night.


18 posted on 05/10/2013 7:48:33 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: JoeProBono

How long before they retrofit all cruise ships with 10 foot high railings....heck..maybe we can get Janet Napolitano to “certify” that the borders, er..railing on cruise ships are secure..


19 posted on 05/10/2013 7:58:27 AM PDT by ken5050 (Not every Muslim is a terrorist, but just about every terrorist is a Muslim..)
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20 posted on 05/10/2013 8:01:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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