Body found after Briton lost during Med cruise
Paul Bignell is an Assistant News Editor at The Independent. He has previously been the acting News Editor of the i Paper, a home news reporter for The Independent for one year and a reporter for the Independent on Sunday for six years.
Sunday 30 September 2012
Rescue teams called off their search for a British woman who was believed to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship in the Mediterranean last night after finding a body. The woman, thought to be in her 70s, was reported missing from the P&O cruise ship Aurora as it sailed from the Portuguese city of Oporto to Barcelona on Friday.
Her identity has not been released and a P&O statement said: "Our care team is supporting the family and offering assistance." The Foreign Office had also been providing assistance for the missing woman's family, the cruise operator said. The Aurora left Southampton for a 14-night western Mediterranean cruise last Wednesday.
Pat Rodgers, 70, from Sheffield, said the missing woman was believed to have been on holiday with her daughter. "The captain made an announcement over the loudspeaker at 8.10am on Saturday," she said.
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