A woman walks past the cuise ship Carnival Spirit at Sydney's Circular Quay, on May 9, 2013. A search was underway off Australia for a couple fell overboard into shark-infested waters from the cruise ship returning to Sydney from a Pacific tour. Courtesy Getty Images.
Sydney, Australia -- 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.