Person goes overboard from ferry M/V Cathlamet

The Coast Guard and fire departments from Whidbey and Camano island were called out late Sunday evening to look for a person who reportedly jumped from the ferry M/V Cathlamet while the vessel was between Clinton and Mukilteo.

The Coast Guard said the person jumped from the ferry at approximately 11 p.m. Sunday. Coast Guard officials said they were notified of the missing traveler by Washington State Ferries.

A search of the area was started before midnight and included a 45-foot response boat from Coast Guard Station Seattle, an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter from the Coast Guard's Air Station Port Angeles, and crews South Whidbey Island Fire Rescue and Camano Island Fire Rescue.

The search caused delays to ferry sailings to and from Whidbey Island late Sunday.

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