Search in Charleston for woman who jumped overboard cruise ship

Witnesses say a passenger jumped from the 11th deck balcony while Carnival Ecstasy was several miles from coast.

(WCBD) The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a woman who reportedly leaped from a cruise ship several miles off the coast of the Bahamas.

32-year-old Rina Patel went overboard from the Carnival Ecstasy as the ship was headed from New York to Charleston.

Witnesses say they saw her jump on Wednesday morning  from the 11th deck.

At the time, the ship was 15 miles off the coast of Freeport.

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