Norwegian Cruise Lines says a woman was apparently trying to climb between balconies on a cruise ship when she fell overboard near the Atlantic City coast.

Cruise officials say The Norwegian Dawn was headed for Bermuda from New York City when the 46-year-old woman went overboard at about 7:50 p.m. Sunday.

Coast Guard helicopters from Atlantic City and Massachusetts spent seven hours searching for the woman before calling off the search due to heavy wind and rain.

Louise Jordan of Bordentown tells WPVI-TV in Philadelphia that the missing woman was her daughter, Mindy Jordan. She says her daughter's boyfriend, Jorge Caputo of Pine Hill, notified her family from the ship.