Coast Guard searching for man missing near Lummi Island

Coast Guard 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

Coast Guard Station Bellingham 45-foot Response Boat-Medium file photo

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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