The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(SEATTLE) — The Coast Guard is assisting local responders in the search for a person that jumped from the Washington State Ferry (WSF) Cathlamet, at approximately 11 p.m., Sunday.
WSF contacted Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, notifying that a person had jumped from the ferry Cathlamet, crossing from Mukilteo, Wash. to Clinton, Wash.
Coast Guard Station Seattle launched a 45-foot response boat medium (RB-M) crew, and Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., launched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew, to conduct a search of the area. South Whidbey Island Fire Rescue and Camano Island Fire Rescue crews are also searching the area.
For additional information contact the Coast Guard District 13 Public Affairs office at (206) 220-7237.