Woman’s body found off coast

December 14, 2022 7:33 am in by

The body of a young woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship last night (December 13) has been found off South Australia’s south-east coast.

A plane and two rescue helicopters conducted the search throughout the night about 45km off the coast of Cape Jaffa according to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

The body of a 23-year-old woman was discovered by a rescue helicopter around 7am this morning and was taken to the Mount Gambier hospital for identification.

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An urgent search and rescue operation got underway early this morning after a young adult woman reportedly fell overboard from a cruise ship off the South Australian coast late last night.

The Pacific Explorer that was in Eden on the South Coast on October 21, left Melbourne on Tuesday (December 13) for a four-night return trip to Kangaroo Island.

A Carnival Australia spokesperson told Channel 7 the alarm was raised about 11.30pm Tuesday, sparking the major search.

Image: Cruise Eden