It was high drama aboard the MV Lady Northcote on Saturday afternoon after a passenger jumped off the vessel in the vicinity of Morawhanna, Region One (Barima-Waini).
The passenger has been identified as 26-year-old Michael Adams, an Amerindian resident from Port Kaituma.
INews was informed that the young man plunged off the ferry as it was making its way from Georgetown to Port Kaituma in the Mabaruma Sub District, Region One.
His body was later retrieved from the ocean by a sailor.
Adams was allegedly diagnosed with a mental illness and was staying at the Amerindian Hostel in Princes Street, Georgetown as reportedly recommended by doctors at Port Kaituma Hospital.
At the time of the incident, he was returning home from the boarding house.