UPDATED Ferry passenger apparently goes overboard, drowns
The San Francisco Appeal is reporting that the identity of the woman who apparently went overboard off a Friday morning ferry has been released.
The San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office identified the woman as Shayla Hudson, 28. They said the woman didn’t have a fixed residence.
Lt. Junior Grade Jeremy Pichette said Friday that the captain of the ferry Peralta called them at 9:17 a.m. Friday to report a possible passenger overboard after they conducted a passenger count when the ferry arrived at Oakland from San Francisco and they discovered they were one passenger short. The ferry’s route includes San Francisco, Oakland and Alameda.
At 9:56 a.m., the crew of a Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter spotted a woman floating near Anchorage 8, which is west of Alameda Point. A recovery boat picked up the woman, Hudson, and performed CPR as they headed to Pier 39 in San Francisco. When they arrived in San Francisco, Hudson was pronounced dead by EMS personnel.
Pichette said Friday that the Coast Guard is investigating the incident.
“The exact circumstances we don’t know, and it’s under investigation,” Pichette said.