Authorities searching for man who fell overboard from Catalina Island ferry

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Crews were searching for a man who fell overboard Thursday evening from a ferry that takes passengers to Catalina Island, officials said.

Just before 6 p.m., authorities received a call about a man who fell off the Jet Cat Express near Catalina Island, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The man was described as a Black 24-year-old, and authorities say he is wearing a white sweatshirt.

He went overboard outside the Port of Long Beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

Sky5 was over the scene as the Coast Guard, L.A. County Lifeguards, a dive team and a helicopter were responding to look for the man.

The Jet Cat Express vessel operates as a privately owned passenger ferry, transporting passengers from the Los Angeles area to Catalina Island.

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