Festivalgoer Missing After Going Overboard on Mad Decent Boat Party
Published Nov 13, 2015Things have taken a sad turn at sea during a Mad Decent cruise-themed event. Authorities are searching for a missing woman who went overboard during the Mad Decent Boat Party yesterday (November 12).
The mobile music festival was cruising between Miami and Cozumel when a female attendee was seen "intentionally going overboard" in the Yucatan Channel.
The festival released a statement, which reads:
Thursday, November 12 during the chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing the Yucatan Channel. The ship's crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities. The search for the guest is ongoing. Both the ship and charter company teams are providing support to the family and all impacted guests during this difficult time.
The cruise began on November 11 and is scheduled to return to shore on November 15. Performers on the ship include Diplo, Skrillex, Jack Ü, Major Lazer, ILOVEMAKONNEN and A-Trak.
UPDATE: (11/13, 1:55 p.m.): The rest of the cruise has been cancelled and the boat is headed back to Miami.
UPDATE (11/16, 12 p.m.): The woman has been identified at 24-year-old Kaylyn Rose Sommer from Charleston, SC. The FBI are now investigating the disappearance.