63-year-old woman rescued after falling/jumping from ferry into Elliott Bay WA

   February 26, 2023 ,   Accidents

A 63-year-old woman was rescued by WSDOT-Washington State Department of Transportation ferry crews after they said she had fallen or jumped into Elliott Bay Saturday afternoon, February 25th.

The accident happened on the Seattle WA-Bainbridge Island route just after 1 pm.

A spokesperson with WSDOT said a woman went overboard from the ferryboat around the halfway point of the route, which was just off Alki Beach and West Seattle. Crew members were able to get her back on the ship and to shore in order to be evaluated by Seattle Fire Department medics.

Officials said the woman was suffering from light hypothermia. She was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is currently in stable condition.

The accident caused minor delays on the ferry route for ~1 hour.