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Coast Guard searching for man who apparently jumped from cruise ship off Washington coast

UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018

The ship's captain said video footage from a ship camera shows someone jumping into the sea from an eighth-deck balcony. A 73-year-old man is missing. (Mark Nowlin / Seattle Times)
The ship's captain said video footage from a ship camera shows someone jumping into the sea from an eighth-deck balcony. A 73-year-old man is missing. (Mark Nowlin / Seattle Times)
By Christine Clarridge Seattle Times

CAPE FLATTERY, Wash. – Coast Guard crews are at the mouth of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, near Cape Flattery, where a 73-year-old cruise-ship passenger reportedly jumped into the water.

The man’s wife was awakened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday by “a breeze coming from the balcony door cracked open” and discovered her husband missing, the Coast Guard said in one of several early-morning tweets about the rescue effort.

The captain of the Regent Seven Seas Mariner said video footage from a ship camera shows a passenger jumping into the sea from an eighth-deck balcony at 4:15 a.m., the Coast Guard said.

The crew of the Cutter Wahoo, a boat crew from Station Neah Bay and an air crew from Air Station Port Angeles are among those responding.

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