Search continues for missing Catalina ferry passenger off Long Beach coast

Search continues for missing Catalina ferry passenger off Long Beach coast

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities searched Friday for a passenger who went overboard from a ferry off the coast of Long Beach.Crews with the Los Angeles County Fire Department and U.S. Coast Guard, along with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, resumed the search beginning at first light Friday after searching throughout the night Thursday.The man was reported to have fallen off the Jet Cat Express around 6 p.m. Thursday about three miles off the coast as the high-speed catamaran headed to Santa Catalina Island, authorities said.The boat is operated by Catalina Express. The company's president, Greg Bombard, told reporters that deckhands saw the man go overboard from the stern of the vessel."When they saw him hit the water, they threw a life ring over," he said.Bombard said he didn't know if the man jumped or fell off the boat."People saw him go over the side, so we'll look at the footage we've got, and we'll figure that out," Bombard said. "We've never had anybody jump over like that or fall over like that."The ferry, which was carrying around …
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