Man plunges to death from moving ferry at Likoni channel

Mission to recover the body currently underway

File image of MV Harambee at the Likoni channel

Tragedy struck at the Likoni ferry channel on Sunday 24 November 2019 after a man plunged to death from a moving ferry.

According to a statement released by the Kenya Ferry Services on the tragic incident, the unidentified male adult exhibited signs of mental instability before jumping off the MV Harambee.

The statement read in part that "The male passenger dressed in a white vest and black trousers, who seemed not in the right state of mind, onboard MV Harambee-while cruising from the mainland to the island side, left where he was seated ran towards the hind prow dived and plunged into the water".

Efforts to rescue the man proved futile with a rescue mission currently underway to retrieve the body.

"Efforts were deployed in vain partly due to the tidal effects and darkness. The matter has been reported to the ferry police

"Meanwhile our recovery team is in collaboration with the maritime police and beach management units for the possible sighting and recovery of the body. Our sympathies to the affected family," stated KFS.

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