Coast Guard suspends search for missing ferry passenger

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard suspended its search last night at 10:32 p.m. for a woman who went missing from the Washington State Ferry WSF Tacoma Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Seattle received word at approximately 4:15 p.m., Monday, of a car left unattended on the ferry Tacoma after it had arrived at its Seattle facility from Bainbridge, Wash.

An HH-65C Dolphin helicopter crew from Port Angeles, Wash., and two rescue boat crews from Coast Guard Station Seattle were dispatched to assist federal, state and local authorities with the search.

[amazon-product]B000NJIRWQ[/amazon-product]The Seattle Police, Seattle Fire Department, Bainbridge Police marine units, WSF and Washington State Patrol WSP participated in the search.

The Coast Guard coordinated with the WSP and the WSF to map out a detailed search plan between Seattle and Bainbridge Island.

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

The Coast Guard asks that any mariner that sees signs of distress on the water to call their local Coast Guard unit or 911 immediately.

Any further information regarding this case should be forwarded to the WSP as they continue to investigate this matter. For information and media questions contact Sgt. Craig Johnson at 216 314-0769. For information relating to the investigation, contact Detective Russ Haake at 425 401-7788 option 1 at the voice prompt.

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