Lady at Galveston Seaport Museum falls to demise from historic ship Elissa’s mast

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GALVESTON, Texas — A lady fell to her demise from a mast on a historic ship that is featured at a Texas museum after her security harness one way or the other got here unclipped, police mentioned.

The 58-year-old lady died Saturday after falling from a mast on the tall ship Elissa, which is berthed at Galveston’s seaport museum, the Galveston County Day by day Information reported.

“We’re not sure exactly what happened that she wasn’t double-clipped in,” Port of Galveston Police Chief Kenneth Brown mentioned. “When she went to move from one location to another, she apparently slipped and fell.”

A spokesman for the Galveston Historic Basis, which operates the ship and the museum, confirmed the demise however declined to offer additional particulars.
 
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Elissa docked at Galveston Seaport museum, Texas

Elissa docked at Galveston Seaport museum, Texas
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Coaching courses are held annually on the Elissa they usually embody classes in sail rigging, which entails climbing up the ships masts, the newspaper reported. A coaching class had been scheduled to fulfill on Saturday, in keeping with the muse’s web site.

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The historic basis introduced the Elissa, which was in-built 1877, from a scrapyard in Greece in 1978, in keeping with the muse. After restoration work, the ship opened as a floating museum and now has greater than 40,000 guests annually.

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