Crews with the Los Angeles County Hearth Division and U.S. Coast Guard, together with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Division, resumed the search starting at first mild Friday after looking all through the evening Thursday.
The person was reported to have fallen off the Jet Cat Categorical round 6 p.m. Thursday about three miles off the coast because the high-speed catamaran headed to Santa Catalina Island, authorities stated.
The boat is operated by Catalina Categorical. The corporate’s president, Greg Bombard, informed reporters that deckhands noticed the person go overboard from the strict of the vessel.
“After they noticed him hit the water, they threw a life ring over,” he stated.
Bombard stated he did not know if the person jumped or fell off the boat.
“Individuals noticed him go over the facet, so we’ll have a look at the footage we have got, and we’ll determine that out,” Bombard stated. “We have by no means had anyone soar over like that or fall over like that.”
The ferry, which was carrying round 150 passengers, returned to Lengthy Seashore and passengers had been transferred to a different boat to proceed the journey to the island.
Passengers set to board the ferry on Friday informed Eyewitness Information they had been shocked to listen to of the incident.
“I do know the rails are so excessive, larger than waist excessive, so I used to be making an attempt to determine how did he fall over? Or perhaps he was sitting on the rail, making an attempt to take an image and he fell over,” stated Wendy Griffin.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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