September 26, 2022
Coast Guard calls off search for Houston woman missing after falling off cruise ship in Alaska

A Celebrity cruise ship sails along the Alaskan coast. A Houston woman is missing and presumed dead after she fell from a Celebrity ship near Juneau, Alaska, on May 17, 2022.

The 40-year-old woman fell overboard from a Celebrity Solstice ship into frigid waters near Juneau, Alaska, around 3 a.m. on May 17, according to the U.S. Coast Guard’s Alaska bureau.

The state Medical Examiner’s office in Juneau declined to identify the victim when reached by phone Sunday. Several news outlets identified her as Selena Pau Pres, of Houston.

The ship “immediately turned” and launched a rescue boat after the woman fell overboard, said Celebrity spokesperson Susan Lomax, who did not name the victim.

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