Woman jumps off Bainbridge ferry, pulled from water

Ferry Puyallup. (File photo)

SEATTLE -- A woman jumped off the ferry Puyallup on Friday just it was leaving Seattle for Bainbridge Island.

The incident occurred about 2:15 p.m. Crew threw her a life ring, then deployed a lifeboat.

She was pulled from the water and taken back to shore, a ferry system spokesman said.

The woman was conscious and alert, the spokesman said.

The incident will put the Seattle-to-Bainbridge ferry runs about 40 minutes behind schedule.

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