Coast Guard searching for possible person in the water near Bainbridge Island

A 29-foot vessel was located at Skiff Point by the Bainbridge Island Police Department, which initiated a search for a possible person in the water on Nov. 8, 2018. The vessel reportedly belongs to Mr. Scott Caldwell, an Olympia, Wash., native, and the Coast Guard along with local law enforcement agencies are searching the area of Bainbridge Island for a possible person in the water. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

A 29-foot vessel was located at Skiff Point by the Bainbridge Island Police Department, which initiated a search for a possible person in the water on Nov. 8, 2018. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders are seeking information regarding a possible missing boater, whose vessel was located aground at Skiff Point in Bainbridge Island, Wash., this morning.

At 8:57 a.m., a member of the Bainbridge Island Police Department contacted the Coast Guard sector after locating a 29-foot vessel at Skiff Point.

A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew, a boat crew from Coast Guard Station Seattle and crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Wahoo arrived on scene and are currently searching the area alongside local law enforcement agencies for a possible person in the water.

Aboard the vessel was a wallet, a cell phone and nautical charts. A dinghy was also located close to the vessel.

The wallet was reportedly identified as belonging to a Mr. Scott Caldwell, an Olympia native.

If you have any information about Mr. Caldwell or his vessel, please contact our Sector Puget Sound watchstanders at 206-217-6001.

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