Possible Man Overboard from Ferry

Editor Boating Safety USCG

UPDATE: The search was called off last night after it was determined nobody in fact had fallen or jumped overboard.


SEATTLE —  Coast Guard crews and local agencies are responding to a report of a possible man overboard from the Washington State Ferry Puyallup in Puget Sound, Wednesday.

A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle, an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles, the crew of Coast Guard Cutter Sea Lion, an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat homeported in Port Angeles, Bainbridge Island Police Department, Seattle Fire and Police Departments are involved in the search.

Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received the initial report from a ferry passenger at 5 p.m.

Weather on scene is reportedly air temperature of 62 degrees, water temperature of 65 degrees and 6 mph winds.


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