The search operations of a missing South Korean tourist are being carried out last week after falling from a cruise into the Mediterranean Sea, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The 63-year-old woman, whose name was not revealed, fell off the Norwegian Epic cruise ship at around 5:30 am on Saturday (local time), when the ship was crossing the waters near the Spanish island of Menorca, according to the Foreign Ministry. The woman was travelling with her husband.
“The local (Spanish) rescue authorities are carrying out the search for the disappeared, but their whereabouts remain unknown … They are investigating the exact cause of the accident,” the Foreign Ministry said in a text message sent to journalists.
The consulate general in Barcelona has sent its employees to the scene of the accident and has required the rapid and continuous search of the woman.The staff also checked the recording of the cruise surveillance cameras and the mobile phone of the South Korean to know how it fell into the sea.