It’s all go in the Medina estuary and Solent this evening. The coastguard helicopter has been flying low over the Medina, clearly searching. The County Press has just reported that someone has gone overboard the Red Funnel Ferry.
It has to be said that it’s pretty hard to accidentally fall over the side of a car ferry, so I think jump or push are the only likely options.
Of course, there could just be a training exercise and some exegerated reporting. Time will tell.
Update: The search was called off with no reports of a missing person or sightings anywhere. It looks like a “distressed” passenger was seen on deck one minute and gone the next, and then passenger numbers were down by 1. The Daily Echo has more info than any other report I’ve found.
Update 2: Ventnor Blog are reporting that the woman has been traced and is alive and well.