Suspending search efforts is always a painful decision, particularly when it involves a young mother."
Authorities at the US Coast Guard have halted the search for US woman — identified as 24-year-old Kaylyn Sommer — who reportedly threw herself off the Mad Decent Boat Party hours after it left Port of Miami last week and has not been found since.
As SFGate reports, the search mission was called off on Saturday (US time) after days of searching, with no sign of Sommer's body.
The festival's organisers stated, "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… 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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US Coast Guard's 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."
The FBI will reportedly step in to investigate Sommer's disappearance.