A U.S. Coast Guard vessel passes Saturday, Aug. 20, in the vicinity where a body was found in the water about a mile offshore northwest of Fort Ebey State Park earlier in the afternoon. - Ron Newberry

Body ID’d as man who jumped from ferry

  • Aug 23, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:45AM

An autopsy confirmed that the body of the man found in waters off Whidbey Island Saturday was the person who jumped from a ferry near Coupeville Thursday night.


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Judge denies county motion in beach-access lawsuit

  • Today at 5:00AM

A dispute over public beach access in Greenbank will likely go to trial in October.

Server malfunction leaves county offices without email

  • Today at 2:00AM

Many Island County staff members learned just how important good-old-fashioned email technology still is to their jobs this week.

Body recovered in waters off Whidbey

  • Aug 20, 2016 at 3:00PM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:38AM

The body of an elderly man was recovered in the water off the western shores of Whidbey Island Saturday afternoon.

Search continues for ferry jumper

  • Aug 19, 2016 at 6:00AM updated Aug 24, 2016 at 10:38AM

The U.S. Coast Guard and other local agencies continue their search for a ferry passenger who jumped into the waters of Admiralty Inlet Thursday night.

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