Norwegian Cruise Lines: Woman falls overboard, presumed dead

Cruise lines undoubtedly have many ways to pass the time, including, on some, rock climbing walls.

But Mindy Jordan, a 46-year-old passenger on a Norwegian Cruise Lines ship, apparently wanted a different kind of climbing challenge: While trying to climb between balconies this past Sunday, as the ship made its way through a bad storm, she fell overboard off the coast of Atlantic City, NCL officials told the media.

The Coast Guard scoured the area for seven hours before calling off the search because of the storm. The woman is presumed dead.

The cruise was heading from New York City to Bermuda.

Jordan’s boyfriend called her family from the ship to report the accident.