Houston woman lost in Alaskan waters after going overboard from cruise ship

Selena Pau Pres, 40, fell overboard from the Celebrity Solstice cruise ship on Tuesday in Lynn Canal, roughly 55 miles northwest of Juneau.

JUNEAU, Alaska — The seek for a woman from Houston has been suspended in Alaskan waters 4 days after she went overboard from a cruise ship, authorities stated.

Selena Pau Pres, 40, fell from the Celebrity Solstice on Tuesday in Lynn Canal, roughly 20 miles northwest of Juneau, in accordance with the U.S.Coast Guard.

“Despite our best efforts to locate the individual, it is with heavy hearts that we make the decision to suspend the search,” stated Coast Guard Lt.j.g. Trevor Layman, a Sector Juneau Command Center obligation officer, stated in an announcement. “The decision to suspend active searching is based on a number of factors including weather, sea state, water temperature and other variables.” 

Pres fell overboard round 3 a.m. Tuesday because the ship was close to Eldred Rock, the ship’s captain advised authorities.

Crews coated 68 sq. nautical miles and greater than 9 hours of looking out earlier than stopping their efforts, officers stated.

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The Alaska State Troopers’ Alaska Bureau of Investigation is conducting a loss of life investigation associated to the incident.

The air temperature in Juneau was 51 levels on Tuesday afternoon, and the National Weather Service stated the water temperature was 41 levels, the Associated Press reported.

KHOU has reached out to Celebrity Cruises, the ship’s operator, for remark.

The space the place Pres fell is called the Inside Passage, a historic north and south route that cruise ships and Alaska state ferries observe by the waters of southeast Alaska and British Columbia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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