Breaking News Emails
The U.S. Coast guard on Saturday suspended its search for a woman who went overboard from a cruise ship that was hosting a music festival on Thursday.
Kaylyn Rose Sommer, a 24-year-old mother, fell into the water from the deck of the Norwegian Pearl at about 7 p.m. ET Thursday a little more than 22 nautical miles off Cuba, the Coast Guard said.
"Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the loved ones affected by this terrible tragedy," Coast Guard Capt. Todd Coggeshall said in a statement.
"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," Coggeshall said.
The Coast Guard estimates Sommer fell 80 feet into the water. The Coast Guard it searched 1,378 square nautical miles looking for Sommer.
The ship was hosting the Mad Decent Boat Party, a four-day music festival, as it journeys from Miami to Cozumel, Mexico. The tour is run by the Los Angeles record label Mad Decent, co-founded by the DJ Diplo.