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.
Police do not now 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.
Police have called off the search operation in Belfast Lough which began yesterday evening:
– Gary Strain Press Officer, Police Service of Northern Ireland
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 search for a baby believed to have fallen from a ferry is under way in Northern Ireland. A Police Service of Northern Ireland office spokesman said: "The search operation is ongoing for the second person, this is believed to be a young child."
A search has resumed for a baby believed to have fallen from a ferry in Northern Ireland.
Eyewitnesses said the child was with a woman who plunged from the Stena Line boat as it made its way into Belfast port from Cairnryan on Scotland's western coast last night.
The air and sea search of Belfast Lough for a baby that fell from a Cairnryan to Belfast ferry has been called off for the night. The baby has not been found and the search will get underway again at 6am tomorrow morning.
A coastguard search of the coastline will begin at 8am.
Helicopters are searching for a baby this evening near a Stena Line ferry in Belfast Lough.
The search and rescue operation to find the infant that fell from the Stena Line ferry in Belfast Lough has widened and is still ongoing.
The woman is being treated in hospital.