The U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies spent most of Thursday searching for a man who fell from a Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry Wednesday evening.

The search began about 7:12 p.m. Wednesday after a crew member on the John W. Johnson reported a man overboard, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Johanna Strickland said.

The search continued through the night, and had not been called off by Thursday evening.

A Coast Guard helicopter and boats from the Galveston Marine Response Unit searched the water near Seawolf Park on Pelican Island, near where the man was reported falling from the ferry, Strickland said.

Searchers were looking for a Hispanic man in his early 30s wearing a green shirt and blue jeans. The man walked on to the ferry, according to the Coast Guard.

Officials had not yet determined how the man fell overboard, Strickland said.

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Van Jones

Was this man's body ever recovered?

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