Female fan missing after falling overboard at Major Lazer’s Mad Decent Boat Party

Search underway for woman after incident off the coast of Cuba

A woman is missing after falling overboard at the Mad Decent Boat Party in Mexico yesterday (November 12).

The Norwegian Pearl ship set sail from Miami on Wednesday (November 11) and was headed for Cozumel, Mexico.

The line-up for the dance music event included Diplo, MO, Skrillex and Major Lazer, but since the accident all the stages have been closed down and the boat has turned around to join the rescue mission.

The US Coast Guard were notified of the guest’s disappearance when the boat was 20 miles off the coast of Cuba. It has been reported that the missing person is a woman.

Mad Decent issued the following statement, in which they claim the woman jumped on purpose:

“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.”

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The ship is owned by Norwegian Cruise Lines, which released the following statement yesterday: “On Thursday November 12 during a chartered cruise on Norwegian Pearl, a female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the 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 festival organisers describe the event as, “four days of friends, fun, sun and non-stop music”. But it’s not the first time Mad Decent events have hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Last year two attendees of its Maryland Block Party died of drug overdoses.