Thursday, May 03, 2007

man overboard

Bad news from/near the beautiful island: efforts have resumed today to find a man who jumped off a ferry returning from Rotto.

From The West online: “The man, believed to be a 39-year-old Perth resident, fell from the ferry Star Flyte while returning to Fremantle from Rottnest Island, about 4.20pm (AWST), a WA Police spokeswoman said.

(This morning’s West says passengers were sure the man jumped.)

Two helicopters searched for the man without success – he went into the water about 4km west of North Mole.

"I believe we have recovered some clothing from the water but as yet we have not recovered the man," the West quoted a policeman as saying.

Fingers crossed.Not the first time the Star Flyte has been involved in drama: it helped save someone last October, as posted on Rotto Bloggo (see 'Rotto ferry saves man').

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