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    Search underway for man who fell from the Spirit of Tasmania overnight in the Bass St

    Emergency crews are searching for a man who fell from the Spirit of Tasmania as it crossed the Bass Strait early this morning.
    Witnesses said the man plunged into the water just before 11.40pm.
    The ship turned around to search for the man, but he could not be found.

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    I just clicked on your link, the search has been suspended due to the weather. They said it would of been impossible for him to survive past noon today. So sad.
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    The water would be freezing in the Strait this time of year.

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    A passenger who jumped overboard from the Spirit of Tasmania 1 was heard screaming for help for more than an hour before he disappeared beneath wild 2m swells.
    The man, believed to be a 45-year-old from Ballarat in Victoria, is thought to have been sucked under the large vessel about 80km off Port Philip heads after he swam towards it instead of an emergency craft, the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] reports.
    A 12-hour search and rescue mission has failed to find any trace of the passenger’s body, with police now fearing he has drowned.

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