Saturday, May 27, 2017

Fisherman Drowned At Rollover Pass On Saturday

A 54-year-old man died after he was swept under the water at Rollover Pass at the Port Bolivar Peninsula.

The Galveston County Sheriff says the man was fishing in waist deep water on the beach side of rollover pass.

Witnesses say he was swept under the water around 1pm and not visible for 5 minutes before resurfacing.

A friend of the victim swam out and brought him back to shore and began CPR until EMS arrived.

EMS then began treating the man who began to breathe on his own.

He was lifeflighted to University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital around 3:45.


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