Police have called off the search operation in Belfast Lough which began yesterday evening after a report that a baby had gone into the water with a woman who was later rescued.
Following an extensive search operation involving several agencies and volunteers and after enquiries with the 37 year old woman and her family, police now understand the report of a baby going into the water was incorrect.
Police do not believe there was a baby in the woman's care on the ferry. The woman, who is from Belfast, remains in a stable condition in hospital. Police enquiries are continuing.
Stena Line have cancelled the 15.30 sailing from Cairnryan to Belfast because of 'operational problems' related to the search for a baby that reportedly fell overboard from a ferry with its mother last night.
All passengers are being transferred to the 19.30 superfast sailing.
Searches have resumed in Belfast Lough for a baby who plunged with a woman from the Cairnryan to Belfast ferry on Wednesday night. The pair went overboard from the Stena Line ferry as it made it's way into port at around 6.10 pm.
The woman was rescued and taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast for treatment, where she is stable. She was recovered by a pilot boat 15 minutes after the alarm was raised.