A 75-year-old cruise ship passenger jumped overboard a Carnival-owned ship between Portugal and Spain (CCL)

Mark Matousek

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  • A 75-year-old Costa Cruises passenger jumped overboard, a Costa representative told Business Insider.

  • The representative said the woman "voluntarily" jumped from the balcony in her cabin on the Costa Pacifica ship.

  • The woman's body was found on the morning of October 11 off the coast of Spain, the NATO Allied Maritime Command said in a statement.

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A 75-year-old Costa Cruises passenger jumped overboard, a Costa representative told Business Insider.

The representative said the woman "voluntarily" jumped from the balcony in her cabin on the Costa Pacifica ship. The ship was sailing between Portugal and Spain at the time of the incident. After the woman's cabin mate alerted the ship's crew, the captain turned the ship around to search for the passenger and alerted authorities.

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The woman's body was found on the morning of October 11 off the coast of Spain, the NATO Allied Maritime Command said in a statement.

"The Costa care team moved to provide full assistance to the travel partner and parents of the missing guest," the Costa representative said. "Her family is in our thoughts and prayers."

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