Natasha Colreavy Schofield, 47, from Brisbane, Australia has been identified as the female passenger who went overboard this week near New Caledonia.
Schofield went overboard on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 1600 hours AEST, aboard P&O Cruises’ cruise ship Pacific Dawn. She was with her husband and children on a week-long cruise of Pacific islands when she dropped 40 metres’ from top deck.
The cruise line says, “Security camera footage appears to show 47-year-old Natasha Schofield deliberately launching herself over the side of a cruise ship as her distraught husband is seen trying to catch her.”
The couple had been married for seventeen years and they have three children.
A photo taken of the life ring tossed overboard, appears to show Schofield in the water a few yards away from the life ring in the cruise ship’s wake, where the under tow would be strong.
‘It is with a very heavy heart that I need to let you know that we have been unable to locate our guest”, the ship’s captain told passengers.
More about case including a video was posted earlier on Thursday
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