The woman was travelling on Elation, a Carnival Cruise Line ship (Picture: Carnival Cruise Lines) A woman fell off her cabin’s balcony and plunged to her death several decks below while sailing on a cruise ship to the Bahamas. The woman – who has not yet been identified – was a passenger on the Carnival Cruise Line ship which had set sail in Jacksonville, Florida, on Thursday. The incident is reported to have happened early on Friday morning, when the woman fell ‘several decks below’ her balcony, a spokesman for the cruise line company said. ‘The ship’s medical team responded immediately but unfortunately, she passed away,’ Carnival Cruise Line spokesman Vance Gulliksen said in a statment. ‘Our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased and her family,’ he said. Safety netting in place after the incident (Picture: Jim Walker) A spokesman for the ship said the woman fell ‘several decks’ (Picture: Jim Walker) The ship was on a four-day Bahamas cruise Tampa resident Maureen La Bryer, whose daughter and son-in-law Megan and Matthew Burdewick are on the same ship, said they texted her about the incident. The Burdewick’s cabin was near that of the woman who fell, she told the Miami Herald. ‘We weren’t [allowed] off the boat to Freeport until they investigated it,’ Megan’s text read. ‘They were taking pictures [and everything],’ After the fall, she said: ‘There was blood everywhere.’ Kevin William ‘Will’ Wellons died after falling overboard on the same ship in February last year Zion Smith, 8, died after falling two stories on a Carnival Glory ship after tiptoeing on a railing It comes just a year after a man from Georgia, US, Kevin Wellons fell overboard from the 11th deck of the same ship – the Carnival Elation – while the ship was near the Bahamas. After searching more than 1,300 square miles, the Coast Guard called off the search for Wellons a day after the incident. Then in October last year, an eight-year-old Bahamian girl, Zion Smith, who was tiptoeing over the railing on the fifth floor of the Carnival Glory, fell two stories and died. MORE Billionaire couple found hanged side-by-side at home were ‘murdered’ AD FEATURE Want to win at holidays? You will with a Caribbean Cruise — here’s why Porn star Olivia Nova died after contracting sepsis from infection AD FEATURE 9 easy ways to make 2018 full of lovely little wins Add comment » MUST READ Baby sloth found crying and abandoned on beach He was soaked from sea water and had sand in his eyes. Man loses everything except his kitten after his house burns down Ali Mese, from Turkey, was trying to light his wood stove with gasoline when it caught fire and burned his house down. German woman faces execution for running away to join Isis She admitted running away to Iraq with her two daughters. Gang rapists make vile joke about disabled victim, 16, after attacking her She was described as a ‘piece of meat thrown to a pack of wolves’. Woman, 66, manages to board British Airways plane to London without ticket She managed to fly from Chicago Airport to Heathrow Airport without anyone noticing. Porn star Olivia Nova died after contracting sepsis from infection She has been dead for at least 12 hours when she was found, the coroner ruled. Billionaire couple found hanged side-by-side at home were ‘murdered’ Mystery surrounds the deaths of Barry and Honey Sherman. German schools ‘make hyper kids wear 13lb sand vests to keep them in their seats’ The controversial sand vests are being used by 200 schools in the country despite some parents criticising them. Two dead and nine injured as fire rips through Prague tourist hotel Three people had to be resuscitated. Up to 15 people feared dead as ‘gunmen storm five star hotel’ in Kabul A number of people are allegedly being held hostage. Dad arrested after being filmed ‘throwing newborn baby into bin’ She turned purple from the cold. Police arrest one of the ‘world’s most notorious wildlife traffickers’ Boonchai Bach, 40, was arrested in connection with the smuggling of 14 rhino horns worth more than one million US dollars from Africa. Plane forced to land sideways in intense crosswinds The aircraft could be seen being blown sideways as it came in to land.