Authorities end search for man who jumped

GALVESTON, TX

According to officials, 36-year-old Ahmad Faras jumped from the Heidi Plus on Friday morning (http://bit.ly/M59uCh).

Workers aboard the Beirut-registered ship, docked at a pier in the harbor, were scheduled to load cattle Monday for transport to Turkey.

Port spokeswoman Cristina Galego told The Associated Press that it was not believed to be a suicide attempt, and it was highly probable that Faras made it to shore. She said local and federal officials are still investigating the case.

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