Carnival Spirit: Search called off for two missing Carnival cruise ship passengers

Police believe the two went overboard Wednesday

SYDNEY (AP) - Police have called off the search for two Australian passengers two days after they were lost overboard from a Carnival Corp. cruise ship off the Australian east coast.

New South Wales state police said in a statement the search using aircraft and ships was called off late Friday after failing to find any sign of the couple.

Paul Rossington, a 30-year-old paramedic, and his 26-year-old girlfriend Kristen Schroder were discovered missing Thursday morning after the Carnival Spirit docked at Sydney's Circular Quay at the end of a 10-day South Pacific cruise. The search began within hours. Police call off search for 2 cruise passengers lost overboard off Australian east coast.

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