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article imageRescue search continues for cruise-ship couple missing overboard

By Lesley Lanir     May 9, 2013 in World
Sydney - A couple is reported to have fallen overboard off the coast of Australia while on a luxury Carnival Spirit cruise. A major sea and air search off Australia's New South Wales mid-north coast has been launched.
The Sydney Morning Herald and ABC news both report on a couple believed to have fallen overboard from a cruise ship. The Herald names the couple as Paul Rossington, 30, and Kristen Schroder, 27. According to the ship's CCTV, they went overboard about 8.50pm (AEST) on Wednesday.
The couple were only found to be missing when the ship docked in at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Sydney's Circular Quay early on Thursday morning, after a 10-day journey.
Police and Australian Search and Rescue aircraft and marine vessels are searching an area approximately 60 nautical miles east of Forster on the state's mid-north coast, 100km north of Port Macquarie.
It is thought that Rossington, a paramedic, was trying to save his girlfriend when they both went overboard.
The luxury cruiser Carnival Spirit is operated by Carnival Corp. One of its other ships, the Costa Concordia, ran a ground off the coast of Italy last year killing 32 people.
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