Haunting photo shows moment mum-of-three is swallowed up by the sea after falling to her death on luxury cruise Rescuers abandoned the search for Natasha Schofield, 47, from Brisbane, Australia, after she jumped from P&O’s Pacific Dawn

 The Aussie mum can be seen in the waves moments after going overboardA 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.

Initial reports suggested Ms Schofield was swept into the ocean by a colossal wave.

But police have now confirmed she jumped into the sea as she stood next to her husband on the deck.

Queensland Police Inspector Rob Graham said: “This wasn’t an accident.

“Let’s be open and honest about mental health.

“It’s a tragic end to what should’ve been a lifetime holiday experience for a loving family.”

via Haunting photo shows moment mum-of-three is swallowed up by the sea after falling to her death on luxury cruise

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