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The family of a Wisconsin woman who disappeared from a cruise ship sued Carnival Corp. on Monday, claiming the crew’s failure to monitor a surveillance camera delayed search and rescue efforts.
The surveillance camera in the area where Annette Mizener’s purse was found had been covered, preventing the crew from seeing her go overboard, according to the civil lawsuit filed in Miami.
“Had they checked on it immediately when it was covered, they would have known she was overboard,” said Charles Lipcon, a Miami attorney representing Mizener’s family. “There was a long delay due to a failure to monitor the camera, or check why it didn’t show a picture.”
Source: USA Today
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