BOSTON (CBS) – Friends and family are mourning the loss of a local man who died after falling off of a party cruise boat over the weekend.
It happened Saturday night. The victim was on the Provincetown II when he ended up in the water.
The man who died was 21-year-old Aaron DiBella of Peabody.
WBZ-TV spoke by phone with a close friend of the victim who was on the boat.
“He went over, they saw him on the spotlight but no one really did anything for a while” said Jake Langlois.
“They wanted him to swim back like 30-40 yards. Someone should have jumped out there. Someone should have been trained to do it,” Langlois said.
Bay State Cruise Company said a crew member was in the water within five feet of DiBella but he went under.
The company also said DiBella had been “engaging in horseplay” and performing a type of vertical push-up near the edge of the boat. They say he was told to stop but later did it again and fell overboard.
His body was found by divers hours later.