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Search continues for woman missing from cruise ship

May 4, 2011 |  7:11 am

Rescue crews from the U.S. Coast Guard continued their search Wednesday for a 65-year-old woman reported missing from a cruise ship after it docked in San Diego.

The woman was last seen aboard the Celebrity Millennium on Monday night as it sailed to San Diego from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The Coast Guard was alerted about the missing woman about 1:15 p.m. Tuesday after the ship reached San Diego in the morning, Coast Guard officials said.

An MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter from San Diego and a Hercules C-130 aircraft from Sacramento were launched to help with the efforts, and the Coast Guard cutter Petrol was diverted to the area, said Petty Officer 1st Class Allyson Conroy.

The FBI also responded to the missing persons report, authorities said.

-- Paloma Esquivel