Teenage girl ‘in pyjamas’ goes missing from luxury boat

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A teenage girl believed to be American has gone missing after failing overboard from a luxury cruise ship between Mallorca and Menorca in the Balearic islands.

Reports say she was last seen wearing “pink pyjamas” before she plunged into the sea on Saturday.

One of the passengers, Rebekah Sanderling, tweeted: “I’m on the Norwegian Epic cruise ship in the Mediterranean and we’ve spent all day looking for a passenger who fell overboard last night.

“People are saying it was an American teenage girl. Her parents are the ones who alerted the crew that she was missing. Every passenger on the ship has been searching the waters for her for approx eight hours.

“I think if she was on board she would have been located by now.”

The company operating the Norwegian Epic tour, Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed the incident.

A spokesman for the company said: “Early this morning a report was made that an adult female guest went overboard while the ship was sailing from Cannes, France, to Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

“The authorities were immediately notified and a search and rescue operation ensued. The search remains underway.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the individual’s family during this difficult time.”

A helicopter, a plane and multiple boats were sent out to search for the teenage girl.

Rescue workers say they will continue the search throughout the night depending on weather conditions.