Victim Identified In Cruise Ship Death
The man who fell overboard from the Keweenaw Star to his death Thursday night was 23 year old Jessie James Jaukkuri. Authorities released his identification Friday, along with information on how the accident apparently occurred. Witnesses say Jaukkuri was leaning backward over the railing when he slipped, falling 15 feet into Portage Canal. He wasn't seen again. Divers with the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit are now trying to recover the victim's remains. They estimate it may take three days. Some remains were found on Thursday night. More than 70 passengers were on board the boat.