12/14/12 — A body presumed to be that of Vinshay Lewis was recovered in a joint effort with Galveston County authorities, the Galveston Police Department, the Galveston County Marine Response Group, the Galveston Beach Patrol, the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and Texas EquuSearch. A positive identification has been made by the Medical Examiner’s Office. Please keep Vinshay’s family and friends in your hearts and prayers during their time of grief. Please say a special prayer for his family and friends during the holiday season, which will now be a very difficult time. Thank you so much.
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12/13/12 — The search for 39 year-old Vinshay Lewis will resume on Friday – December 13th 2012 at 8:00 a.m. We will be in need of searchers with boats large enough to easily sustain some gusty winds and Galveston Bay. All searchers must have life vests, and all boats must meet the US Coast Guard safety requirements. We also need searchers with wave runners to clear shorelines in the Galveston Bay. The staging area will be at Galveston Bait & Tackle, located at 9301 Broadway St. in Galveston, Texas 77554. Galveston Bait and Tackle is the first business and marina immediately after you cross the causeway into Galveston. You can either make a U-turn at the exit or maneuver through the neighborhood and come back around to it. It is recommended that each boat have at least one to two spotters or observers per boat. Please dress for windy, cool weather. Please arrange for your own snacks and water. If you have questions regarding the search, contact Frank Black at (713) 301-6813. Thank you for your help and dedication.
12/13/12 — In the event Mr. Lewis is not recovered today, Tim Miller will be meeting the Galveston County authorities at Payco Marina, 501 Blume Drive, Galveston, TX 77554 at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.
12/13/12 — Tim Miller, our Founder and Director, along with members, are en route to the area where Mr. Lewis went into the water. They will be performing sonar in an effort to locate Vinshay Lewis’ body.
12/13/12 — Vinshay Lewis, age 39, was last seen on Thursday, December 6, 2012 around 5:00 p.m. on the Galveston Causeway where he jumped into the water. Vinshay was last seen wearing blue jeans, white shirt and blue shoes. If you have any information, please call the Galveston Police Department at (409) 765-3702 or Texas EquuSearch at (281) 309-9500.
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