Coast Guard investigating after man’s laser allegedly hits ferry captain, first mate
CLINTON, Wash. -- The Coast Guard is investigating after a man allegedly pointed a homemade laserpointer at a passing ferry, injuring the ferry captain and first-mate. Around 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, a Washington State Ferry captain and the first-mate reported sailing the ferry boat Tokitae from Mukilteo to Clinton when they were both hit in the eye with a blue laser. According to Washington State Ferry officials, both the captain and the first mate were in the boat's wheelhouse, and noticed the laser appeared to be originating from the ferry boat Kitsap, which was passing at the time.