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Search continues for woman in water in Narragansett Bay

BRISTOL, R.I. — The Coast Guard and Rhode Island first responders are searching Narragansett Bay Tuesday for a woman who was reported to have fallen overboard off the Prudence Island ferry late Monday officials said.

The call for the woman in the water came at about 5:53 p.m. on Monday, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Ryan Noel.

Coast Guard Station Castle Hill, Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, and the Narragansett Bay Marine Task Force are involved in the search, the Coast Guard tweeted.

The woman was wearing a yellow jacket, Noel said. It was not immediately clear how she ended up in the water.


Coast Guard Cutter Coho searched throughout the night, with Air Station Cape Cod and Station Castle Hill returning to continue the search Tuesday morning. Coast Guard cutter and helicopter are searching the water off Bristol, R.I., Tuesday as first responders resumed the search that started in difficult weather conditions. Ferry operator Prudence and Bay Islands Tour declined comment.

Breanne Kovatch can be reached at breanne.kovatch@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @breannekovatch. John R. Ellement can be reached at john.ellement@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.