Coast Guard, local authorities, searching for missing person from Wash. State Ferry

SEATTLE- The Coast Guard is searching for a possible missing person after a vehicle and cell phone were found unclaimed on the Washington State Ferry (WSF) Tacoma, Monday.

The vehicle was located abandoned on the Bainbridge Island, Wash. to Seattle ferry by WSF employees who concluded that the owner may have gone overboard into the water.

The vehicle is registered to Amy Storey of Sequim, Wash.

Federal, state and local authorities including WSF personnel, Seattle Police Department, Bainbridge Police Department, Seattle Fire Department and Washington State Patrol (WSP) officers are participating in a search for the possible man overboard at this time.

WSF and WSP personnel conducted a search of the Tacoma and found no one associated with the vehicle.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Port Angeles, Wash., was launched at 4:42 p.m. to conduct a search. A 41 foot small boat crew and 25 foot small boat crew from Station Seattle are also on scene searching the area. Seattle Fire Department and Bainbridge Police marine units also conducted searches of the area.

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