Thursday evening a woman went overboard during the first night of the Mad Decent Boat Party, a cruise-based dance party headlined by Skrillex and Diplo. Cruise Norwegian, which is hosting the four-day event, says the woman jumped from the ship just after 7 pm when the boat was about 22 miles off the coast of Cuba.
“A female guest was observed intentionally going overboard while the ship was sailing in the Yucatan Channel,” the cruise company said in a statement. “The ship’s crew immediately initiated rescue measures, including deploying three rescue boats and notifying the Coast Guard and other relevant authorities.”
Lifeboats just went out, but holy shit it's dark pic.twitter.com/JhU9UmSmL8— Ze Sus ✏️ (@zethussuen) November 12, 2015
Speaking exclusively with NBC 6, Graham Hansen, who knows the woman, says he spoke with a mutual friend of theirs who was also on board that cruise.
“She and some other girl who was calling herself the twerk queen were having a twerk-off, “ Hansen told NBC 6 via phone. “Twerk queen started twerking on her (the missing woman’s) boyfriend, and it caused some sort of issue between the two of them.”
The woman reportedly jumped from the ship not long after the dance contest escalated. Hansen says their mutual friend on board the ship is “completely and totally mortified.”