Body of man who jumped from Galveston Causeway found

December 14, 2012 2:53:52 PM PST
The body of a man who jumped from the Galveston Causeway has been found.

The search for 39-year-old Vinshay Erroshaun Lewis concluded Friday upon discovery of his body in Galveston Bay near Sportsman Road. Authorities say Lewis parked his vehicle and jumped over the rail of the Galveston Causeway last Thursday after a brief conversation with a wrecker driver. Efforts to find the body had not been successful and Lewis' family reached out more than a week later to Texas Equusearch for assistance in resuming the search.

Equusearch provided a command post and organizations split portions of Galveston Bay adjacent to the Galveston Causeway into search quadrants, scouring the shorelines, reefs and piers.

Lewis' body was spotted by the Galveston County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter unit at approximately 12:25pm near Sportsman Road in Galveston Bay.

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