Terrifying moment when husband picks up his wife and throws her off a ferry: Indonesian man shows no emotion…as shocked passengers rush to save woman
- This is when a man picks up his wife and tries to throw her overboard
- The couple traveled through the Sundra Strait between Java and Sumatra
Surveillance footage shows the horrifying moment when a man picks up his wife and throws her off the side of a ferry passing through Indonesia’s Sundra Strait.
The video, released Feb. 24 by local police, shows the man running after his wife, picking her up and attempting to throw her over the side of the ship.
The woman desperately clings to the railing to avoid falling into the water below.
Other passengers then see the commotion and rush to help the woman back on deck.
Surveillance camera footage shows the man walking to his partner on the right
The man is seen walking behind his partner, bending his knees and picking her up
Bakauheni Port Police Sector Chief Ridho Rafika said the incident happened on the Shalem passenger ferry from Merak to Bakauheni.
Police also reported that the man’s family had said they had not reported the incident because the man suffered from a mental disorder.
In 2018, a father of three was charged with attempted murder after an attempted ‘throwing’ [his girlfriend] over the edge of a cruise ship.’
David James Fysh, 46, pleaded not guilty to the attempted murder charge after it was alleged he had tried to enter the Tasman Sea through his partner, apparently following an argument.
It’s not unheard of for people to survive falls overboard.
Last November, a missing Carnival Cruise passenger was found by the US Coast Guard with symptoms of hypothermia and shock after falling off the side of a cruise ship near the Gulf of Mexico.
The 28-year-old man survived in the water for a whopping 15 hours before the Coast Guard found him about 20 miles south of Louisiana’s Southwest Pass.
The man is seen carrying the woman to the railing in the far corner and knocking her over
Passengers see the commotion and rush to help the woman back on the ship
Image shows the front of the Shalem, which took the couple from Merak to Bakuheni
Ferries run continuously between these busy ports, taking around two hours from start to finish
The Sundra Strait is a passage of water that separates the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra
Merak is a busy port in the Puloi Merak district of the town of Cilegon, Banten, in northwestern Java.
Bakauheni is a city in the southern part of Lampung, Indonesia, and is the region’s busiest port.
There are plans to connect Merak and Bakauheni with a Sundra Strait Bridge to reduce reliance on ferries to and fro.
A trip from Merak to Bakauheni takes about two hours.