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The US Coast Guard has called for a halt on the search for a woman who has gone missing while onboard a Carnival Miracle Cruise Ship over the weekend. After more than a day of search efforts, authorities have suspended their search operations Sunday, pending additional information about the woman who was reported to have gone overboard from her balcony near Ensenada, Mexico.

According to PEOPLE, the US Coast Guard of Southern California announced the halt saying all assets that were used in search measures are now being transported back to US waters.

In a social media post, the organization confirmed the search has been put to a stop after going through more than 31 hours of scanning and locating the woman within the ship’s perimeter where she may have drifted away off. "After 31+ hours of searching, #USCG assets are standing down pending additional information," the post reads.

"USCG conducted first light searches this morning off the coast of Ensenada, Mexico with negative results." The USCG said members from the USCGC Forrest Rednour and a Sector San Diego MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew were among those who participated in the search as they worked with the Mexican Navy.

Meanwhile, the Carnival Miracle Cruise liner has returned to its Long Beach port on Sunday as it awaits federal authorities to conduct investigations. The victim’s identity has not yet been officially disclosed but is believed to be in her mid-20s.

Passengers on the Miracle who were interviewed by the media said an announcement was made on the ship Saturday morning informing them that someone had gone overboard. Very limited information was provided other than telling passengers that certain areas of the ship were being cordoned off.

"About 3 a.m., we were awakened by a general announcement across the ship with a warning going, 'Man overboard! Man overboard! Man overboard!' "

“The crew's been very tight-lipped and of course, they've had different areas of the ship that have cordoned off for their search when they were searching."

This is not the first incident of a person reported to have gone overboard on a Carnival Cruise ship. In 2016, Samantha Broberg, fell overboard while her ship was in the Gulf of Mexico. No foul play was suspected surrounding the incident.

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