Suicide – The passenger who jumped overboard in May off the coast of Galveston, Texas, finally washed ashore on a local beach and has now been identified.
Patrick Plummer, 63, was a passenger aboard the The Texas Department of Transportation ferry John W. Johnson on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 0730 hours as the ferry made an early morning run from Galveston, Texas to Bolivar. Plummer, suddenly jumped overboard as the ferry was midway in the crossing at the Galveston Ship Channel.
The John W. Johnson turned around to search for Plummer and the United States Coast Guard searched with rescue boats and a helicopter as well. The Galveston Ship Channel was closed between buoys 14 and 18 while crews searched. The ferry resumed operations at 1100 hours.
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