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Ferry passengers help save woman's life


Last updated 7/2/2020 at 9:43am

A Washington State Ferries captain credits quick-thinking passengers on the Spokane for saving the life of a distraught woman who threw herself overboard.

On June 7, the Spokane was on its way to Kingston from Edmonds under mostly sunny conditions, with winds from four to six knots.

A seemingly normal trip became hectic when passengers on the No. 2 pickle fork – the passenger deck area that extends above the end of the car decks like two prongs – noticed the woman in the chilly Puget Sound. They started shouting and pointing.

Crewmembers notified Capt. John McMillen on his handheld radi...

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