The Coast Guard searched Puget Sound after a life ring was spotted off the side of the ferry Puyallup on Sunday night.

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The Coast Guard called off the search for a possible missing ferry passenger on Monday at 7:30 a.m., a Coast Guard spokesman said.

A life ring with a strobe light attached to it was spotted alongside the ferry Puyallup Sunday night, prompting a search of Puget Sound waters between Seattle and Bainbridge Island through the night and into Monday morning.

According to a passenger count conducted after the incident, no passengers are missing, said Susan Harris-Huether, spokeswoman for Washington State Ferries.

The Coast Guard had not received official word that the passenger count on the ferry was the same as the number who boarded, so the incident remained an active search through the night, said Petty Officer Jonathan Klingenberg of the Coast Guard’s office of public affairs.

The ferry was brought to an immediate stop Sunday evening when the life ring was spotted, and ferry operators began trying to determine if anybody on board was missing. A Coast Guard boat and helicopter, as well as Seattle Fire and Bainbridge Fire search-and-rescue boats, were all in use Sunday night, Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer David Mosley said.

The ferry was doing its regular run between Seattle and Bainbridge Island when the life ring was spotted in the water.

The Washington State Patrol is investigating the incident, said WSP Sgt. Doug Geltz.