In a statment sent to the press last night from Mad Decent, the promoter behind Mad Decent Boat Party, officials believe the woman who fell off the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship went “intentionally” overboard into the Yucatan Channel.
The woman has not been publicly identified and coast guard officials say she went missing around 22 miles off Cuba. A coast guard cutter and C-130 rescue plane were deployed from Florida to help with the search.
As of last night, she has not been found and the search is still ongoing.
Our thoughts are with the family and all guests at this time.
Mad Decent/Norwegian Pearl official statement:
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.