Coast Guard, Kitsap County Police search for owner of boat found adrift in Hood Canal, Wash

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard and Kitsap County, Wash., Police are searching for the owner of a nine-foot boat found floating adrift approximately one mile south of the Hood Canal Bridge in Kitsap County, Monday.

The Coast Guard and Kitsap County Police are asking anyone with information about the small Livingston recreational vessel with serial number WN 5467 KD, found in the Hood Canal with a six horse power outboard motor, to call the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound Command Center in Seattle at 206-217-6001.

Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crews from Air Station Port Angeles, Wash., and a 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle have been searching the area around the Hood Canal Bridge since the boat was discovered at approximately 1 p.m.

In addition to the motor, the boat contained a gas can with one gallon of gas, one oar, two life jackets, and a cooler containing fresh bait, one full and one empty beer. The boat has not been registered for several years.

No one has been reported missing or in distress at this time.

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