Gray whale hit by ferry in Washington state

A ferry coming from Seattle to Bainbridge Island in Washington state hit a gray whale Tuesday evening in Elliott Bay, officials said.

After 8:15 p.m., officials with Washington State Ferries said a whale had breached about five feet off the bow, and the ferry Wenatchee hit the whale.

Officials said the whale then went back down.

People on the ferry reported seeing the incident.

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The Coast Guard has been notified.

Ferry officials said the whale was by Pier 66, but its condition is unknown.

There were no reports of injuries to people on the vessel or damage to the boat.

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