A HAUNTING photo shows the moment a mum-of-three was swallowed up by the sea after falling to her death during a luxury cruise.
Natasha Schofield, 47, from Brisbane, Australia, can be seen bobbing about in the waves close to a life ring just seconds after falling from P&O’s Pacific Dawn vessel.
The ship ground to a halt as the alarm was raised and crew searched the area throughout the night on Thursday.
But by Friday morning the search was abandoned as a huge swell surrounded the boat.
A P&O spokesman said expert advice was that “survival after this length of time in difficult sea conditions and after a full night at sea was not considered possible”.
Her body has not been found and she is presumed dead.