BELLA BELLA, British Columbia – Police believe an elderly U.S. woman who disappeared from an Alaskan cruise off the coast of British Columbia jumped from the ship and drowned.
Bella Bella Royal Canadain Mounted Police Sgt. Nelson Salter said Friday that Edelgard Carney, 67, of Sutter Creek, California, was suffering from an undisclosed medical condition and had wrapped up some of her personal affairs back home before going on the cruise.
He says video surveillance from the Princess Cruise ship Sapphire Princess shows Carney jumping from the ship on Tuesday and it appears to be a suicide.
Her initial disappearance prompted a search by the Canadian and U.S. coast guards from Vancouver to Alaska, but that search has been called off.
Salter says Carney is presumed to have drowned.