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DEATH OF WOMAN AT MAD DECENT PARTY UNDER INVESTIGATION

24-year-old mother reportedly jumped from cruise ship

UPDATE 17. 11. 2015: The search for Kaylyn Rose Sommer has been called off following a four-day search, she has not been found. 

Captain Todd Coggeshall, said, “Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones affected by this terrible tragedy. 

“We are all sons and daughters, and many of our responders have young children themselves. Suspending search efforts is always a painful decision, particularly when it involves a young mother.”

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A young mother has died after reportedly jumping from the deck of the Mad Decent Boat Party as it sailed off the coast of Cuba on Thursday evening.  

24-year-old mother of one Kaylyn Rose Sommer "was observed intentionally going overboard from a stateroom balcony" aboard the Norwegian Pearl, according to a statement from cruise line officials.

The Mad Decent Boat Party, an EDM event co-founded by producer/DJ Diplo and featuring performances by Skrillex and Major Lazer, was set to sail for four-days from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico, and back, but returned to port immediately following the incident. 

In the search for Sommer, Norwegian Cruise Line officials said that the ship's crew "immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities."

"Agents met the ship as it pulled into port," said FBI spokesman Michael Leverock in an email Sunday. 

The Mad Decent Boat Party also made a statement via their Facebook page, saying: "The safety and security of our guests and the ship's crew is our number one priority, all appropriate safety precautions will continue to be taken for this and all of our events."

The incident is still currently under investigation by the FBI. 

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