Mexican authorities, FBI helping after woman goes overboard Carnival Triumph

Mexican authorities, FBI helping after woman goes overboard Carnival Triumph

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The cruise ship where a Louisiana woman fell off is set to arrive in New Orleans Thursday.

Juwanna Brooks, 44, was identified as the woman who fell off the Carnival Triumph Sunday near Mexico.

All appropriate authorities were notified and Carnival is providing support and assistance to the guest's family, according to a spokesperson for the cruise line.

The Mexican authorities, in charge of the regional search and rescue efforts in this area, have assumed responsibility for the search and rescue activities. The FBI was notified of the incident, which is standard procedure.

The FBI issued the following statement regarding their involvement:

"The FBI New Orleans Field Office is aware of an incident involving a missing 44-year old female passenger who fell overboard on Sunday, January 21st.  In accordance with federal law and jurisdiction, the FBI is charged with investigating Crimes of the High Sea. Upon the ship's arrival in New Orleans, FBI personnel will coordinate efforts with Carnival Cruise Ship Security."

The cruise took off Saturday from New Orleans heading to Cozumel. Brooks' mother said the cruise line officials contacted her after she fell overboard.