41-Year-Old Man Went Overboard During Heavy Metal ‘Headbangers Boat' Cruise

The search for the missing passenger has been called off, a spokesperson for the cruise line said Monday

<p>David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images</p> Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

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Norwegian Pearl cruise ship

A man has gone missing while attending a heavy metal-themed "Headbanger's Boat" cruise out of Miami, according to the cruise line.

The 41-year-old was a guest on the Norwegian Pearl when he “went overboard while the ship was sailing near the Bahamas” on Friday, a spokesperson for Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE on Monday.

Authorities “were immediately notified,” and crews with the United States Coast Guard began searching for the missing passenger, according to the spokesperson. However, the search was unsuccessful.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones during this difficult time,” the spokesperson said. The passenger's identity has not been released at this time.

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In a separate statement, Lamb of God — the group headlining the five-day, four-night event — said they are “deeply saddened” by the “tragic incident,” according to Metal Injection and Metal Hammer.

“Sending love and light to their family and loved ones,” the band added.

The Coast Guard and Headbanger's Boat organizers did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

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The Norwegian Pearl was hosting the Headbanger's Boat cruise, presented by the Grammy Award-nominated metal band, at the time of the incident, according to the cruise’s website.

The cruise’s inaugural voyage began on Oct. 31 and was scheduled to end on Nov. 4, the day after the passenger’s disappearance.

The Norwegian Pearl was on its return voyage from Nassau, Bahamas, when the guest went missing, according to Norwegian Cruise Line’s spokesperson. Passengers spent a day in the capital before boarding the ship, which was headed back to Miami, per the cruise’s website.

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Lamb of God was slated to perform two sets throughout the four-day cruise.

Several other metal bands — including fellow Grammy-nominated groups, such as Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR and Shadows Fall — were also slated to perform on the boat.

An investigation into the passenger’s disappearance is ongoing, the NCL spokesperson added.

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