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Old 09-24-2009, 09:36 PM
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A 67 year old woman from California went missing from Sapphire Princess somewhere between Ketchikan, Alaska and Vancouver, B.C. Her disappearance wasn't noticed until she failed to leave the ship in Vancouver. This article suggests that they have video of her "leaving" the ship; they are not giving any details yet of the circumstances involved. The big question is of course, what good are surveillance cameras if nobody is monitoring them.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2...s-sapphire-princess/
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:06 AM
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The link to this update isn't working, but it now appears the woman never intended to return home. She sold her house, left all her furniture, and said goodbye to everybody. She said she was going back to Europe, but that dosen't seem to be what she really had in mind. The article at vancouverite.com said the ship's security cameras caught her jumping overboard. It also said Princess' failure to report the time she really went overboard caused the Coast Guard to be searching several hundred miles from where she actually went in the water.

http://www.vancouverite.com/20...tend-to-return-home/
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:42 AM
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This is sad news. I don't understand suicide, but I really don't understand anyone wanting to jump off of a ship.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:45 AM
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That's too bad that she felt she had to kill herself. It seems she was planning it for sometime.
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:53 AM
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I can't help but wonder if even before she hit the water she thought, "this was not a good idea." May God have mercy on her soul.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:21 AM
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Somehow, I think they believe it is romantic. Thankfully, unless the jumper is pretty intoxicated, the impact will normally kill you instantly. Of course, there are people that know how to enter the water properly. It sounded like she didn't have family here, but I do hope they can find her body. Truly sad. I am sorry for the torment that drove her to this. I wish someone could have helped her.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:28 AM
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Here is the latest. Now it seems the woman had a terminal illness:

http://www.usatoday.com/travel...log&ak=68499795.blog
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:32 AM
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Did her family know she had sold or given anyway everything and said goodbye to everyone? I guess she didn't leave a note in her room.
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I can't help but wonder if even before she hit the water she thought, "this was not a good idea."
I don't think so because she had been planning it for a while and she still went through with it.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:33 AM
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So, she did have family. I guess that's a mixed bag. I'm glad she did, but grieve for them.
 
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