Jim Yates Passenger Cruise Ship Casino Death Overboard Harrahs North Star

Jim Yates, 85 – Suicide Overboard, Harrahs North Star Passenger, February 16, 2010, Time of Death is unknown.
Time of Cruise Ship Death

Date: February 16, 2010
Cause: Suicide
From: Fulton, Kentucky
Passenger Name: Jim Yates
Cruise Line: Harrahs
Ship: Harrahs North Star

February 16, 2010 – Harrahs North Star – Jim Yates – Overboard: Jim Yates, 85, of Fulton, Kentucky was at the Harrahs North Star’s Casino moored in Metropolis, Illinois, when he went overboard. Per ship’s security cameras, he climbed over the main deck railing and entered the water from the port side. A deck hand discovered Yate’s empty wheel chair and note, then alerting security.Jim Yates’ body was discovered approximately 2 hrs later 1 1/2 miles downriver.