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U.S. Coast Guard 13th District Pacific Northwest
Coast Guard searching for man missing near Lummi Island
SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is searching for a man reported missing between Bellingham and the San Juan Islands.
Missing is Nick Saling, 53.
At approximately 11:30 a.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound were notified by the individual’s sister that the man failed to return last night after a sailing trip to Cypress Island.
Sector Puget Sound watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched multiple Coast Guard crews.
The man’s 25-foot yellow sailboat has been located northeast of Lummi Island.
Crews involved in the search include:
- Coast Guard Station Bellingham;
- Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles;
- Coast Guard Cutter Terrapin.
If anyone has information regarding Mr. Saling, please call Sector Puget Sound at 206-217-6001.
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