Haifa police: J'lem man fell off ship and drowned

Haifa police released Sunday afternoon the name of a vacationer who disappeared last week from the passenger ship Iris. Gershon Ellen Baruchis, 52, from Jerusalem apparently did not disembark from the Iris upon its return to Haifa from Marmaris, Turkey. His passport and personal effects were found in his cabin aboard the ship. Israel Radio reported that Baruchis is believed to have fallen overboard while the Iris was at sea.