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Woman dies after falling from ferry in Columbia River

(KATU Graphic)

A woman died after falling off a ferry and into the Columbia River Friday night, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Coast Guard crews from the air and by boat found the woman.

It was not known how long the woman was in the water. Few details were immediately available.

According to the Coast Guard, she was aboard the ferry Oscar B. It’s was traveling between Westport, Oregon and Puget Island in Washington.

The Coast Guard said its boat crew was taking the woman's body to the Ocean View Mortuary in Astoria.

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