Naked Cruise Passenger Jumps Overboard Breaks Into Island Home
Near Port Roberts Canada U.S Border - Wednesday November 4, 2015 around 9 pm, a BC Ferries Coastal Celebration male passenger who was sailing from through Active Pass from Tsawwassen Vancouver to Swartz Bay Victoria British Columbia, Canada jumped off deck six. The man reportedly yelled 'Yahoo!' and did an "impressive aerial maneuver" front-flip on the way to the sea.
The Canadian Coast Guard, Spirit of British Columbia and Coastal Celebration participated in a search for the passenger without success.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) received an emergency call an hour later from terrified woman resident on Galiano Island, who said a wet, naked man had broken into her cabin and began trashing the place. The woman left her home and went to a neighbor's house to call for help. The passenger then left the house and walked to a nearby resort, breaking into one of the cabins there as well.
"The male had no clothing on, was completely soaked, incoherent and not responding," said Sgt. Rod Pick, Outer Islands RCMP in a press release, after arresting the man.
Witness Jake Holm said, "I heard a loud noise like something breaking or cracking," said Holm, who looked up to see a life-raft flying down toward the water. Holm continue, "It was partially inflated, tumbling down the starboard side of the vessel," said Holm. Then Holm heard a woman screaming "No! No!"
BC Ferries' director of media relations Deborah Marshall, said. "Customers witnessed a male in his mid-20s throw one of our Coastal Celebration rescue boats overboard and then he jumped overboard himself."
Passengers on the Coastal Celebration and the passing Spirit of British Columbia watched the man released a 100-person rescue boat, and jump overboard swimming to shore.
The Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay British Columbia ferry ride takes about 1 hour 35 minutes to sail the 24 nautical miles distance. The ferry embarks Tsawwassen every two hours.
The ferries Spirit of British Columbia , Spirit of Vancouver Island and Coastal Celebration run the Tsawwassen Vancouver to Swartz Bay Victoria route.
Coastal Celebration amenities include Pacific Buffet, Coastal Cafe, Coast Cafe Express, Seawest Lounge, Passages Gift Shop, Kidzone play area, business workstations stations. The ferry is capable of handling 370 vehicles and 1,650 passengers. Track Coastal Celebration at sea.
Galiano Island with a population of about 1258 inhabitants is near the Canada-United States border, The island is on the west side of the Strait of Georgia just off shore from Point Roberts. The town of Point Roberts. straddles the border and is only accessible from the U.S by sea.
Because the island is rural, law enforcement is the responsibility of the federal RCMP.
Also in our news: The search is underway at this time for a Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Oasis of the Seas cruise ship passenger who jumped overboard
from the cruise ship during a Caribbean cruise near the Turks and Caicos Islands.
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