According to TxDOT reports, a man jumped overboard from one of the ferries in Galveston early this morning. Ferry staff immediately began rescue operations with the assistance of the US Coast Guard. At last report, rescue efforts were continuing.

The boat, the John W. Johnson, was idle when the man jumped and crews dropped rescue boats to search for him.

The Johnson has continued onto the Bolivar side and all vehicles and passengers on board have been offloaded with assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard.