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Search Ends for Two Missing Carnival Cruise Passengers Off Coast of Australia

About four days ago, late Wednesday night, a couple from Australia taking a cruise on the Carnival Spirit plunged into the ocean after falling approximately 65 feet (20 meters) from a mid-ship deck. The next day, the ship docked at a Sydney port, where Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder - both from Barraba, a town in New South Wales - were reported missing. A massive rescue effort ensued, but turned up no sign of either missing passenger, and so the search has now been officially called off. A rescue authority said the couple had a good chance of surviving until Friday, partly because the sea was calm and partly because Rossington was a paramedic in good shape who knew survival techniques. But after searching 1,360 square nautical miles (4,670 square kilometers) by both sea and air, the couple's survival prospects have now been accessed less hopefully. Read more [...]