05/16/2016 12:08PM

Trainer Broberg's wife lost at sea

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The wife of leading trainer Karl Broberg was declared lost at sea Monday after she apparently fell from one of the top decks of a cruise ship early Friday morning, according to news reports.

Samantha Broberg, 33, was declared missing Friday afternoon from a Carnival cruise ship en route from Galveston, Texas, to Cozumel, Mexico. The cruise-ship company later said that video cameras recorded Broberg falling from the 10th deck of the ship after she sat on a railing and fell backward at approximately 2 a.m. Friday.

Broberg was traveling with a female companion, according to reports. Karl Broberg was not on the ship.

In a statement Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard said it had suspended the search for Samantha Broberg late Sunday night after covering more than 4,300 square miles along the ship’s route.

Based in Texas and frequently shipping throughout the Southeast, Karl Broberg has led the nation in wins for the past two years and has been in the top 10 among trainers by wins since shortly after obtaining his trainer’s license in 2009.

Mary More than 1 year ago
What this didn't say was he was in Dallas with his girlfriend.....
Loretta Ousley More than 1 year ago
I cruise every year with friends, we never part, so sorry to hear this tragic news, and pray for the family to find some kind of peace, my heart goes out to Mr Broburg and kids, prayers to all♡
Carie Olliff Gilpatrick More than 1 year ago
I have met Karl numerous times while working as a mutuel teller at Delta Downs. This saddens me & my thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Jamie Drury More than 1 year ago
Sincere condolences
Gary More than 1 year ago
I will say a prayer for you tonight. People who are close to horses have a special appreciation for the greater meaning of life. Special blessings for the kids.
Bob Blake More than 1 year ago
Can't feel bad enough for you and your children Mr. Broberg.