The lady who fell overboard on a Mexico-bound Carnival Cruise Line ship was on her first cruise — a Christmas present from her husband, her mom mentioned.
Juwanna Brooks, 44, was recognized by her mom as the girl who fell overboard Sunday in regards to the Carnival Triumph.
“I simply need to imagine that they’re going to seek out one thing,” her mom, Marilyn Winfrey, instructed CBS affiliate KLFY in Louisiana. “I simply need to have the ability to put her to relaxation.”
Brooks was final seen falling overboard into the Gulf of Mexico, and the Mexican Navy was nonetheless trying to find her as of Wednesday, the Miami Herald reported.
She was on the second of a five-day cruise that left New Orleans on Saturday for Cozumel, Mexico.
Brooks was speaking to her mother within the moments till she went lacking.
“I texted her up till dinner and that was my final time listening to her,” Winfrey instructed KLFY.
Brooks and her husband, who lived in Lafayette, L.A., occasion despatched her a video earlier than boarding the Triumph on Saturday.
“We’ve been attempting to get in contact with the embassy in Mexico, nevertheless it’s an extended course of and we haven’t heard something but however they’re nonetheless searching for her,” she instructed the information channel.
Her household is holding out hope Brooks, a 44-year-old grandmother, should still be discovered.
She additionally dismissed rumors Brooks might have jumped over the raining.
“I did hear rumors that she presumably jumped, however there’s no approach she may, she’s solely 5 foot 1,” she instructed KLFY. “There’s loads of rumors going round and we don’t know, it’s nonetheless beneath investigation by the FBI. We’re nonetheless ready we haven’t heard something but.”
Brooks’ fall was the second incident for the Miami-based Carnival in a matter of days.
A girl fell to her loss of life from the balcony of her cabin aboard the Carnival Elation en path to the Bahamas.
Authorities haven’t launched the girl’s title or why she fell.