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CBP helicopter at Pioneer Park for Cub Scouts Day Camp (June 30, 2015). Photo: My Ferndale News

CBP Air and Marine Operations helicopter crew finds missing 90-year-old man

FERNDALE, Wash. — A 90-year-old man missing in the Ferndale area Thursday evening, August 22nd.

A helicopter crew from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Bellingham Air and Marine Branch (BAMB) located a missing 90-year-old man at approximately 9:30pm on Thursday, August 22nd, according to a CBP press release.

The man was located after AMO received notification of a 90-year-old man with possible cognitive disabilities missing from a home near Lampman and Olson Roads. Two BAMB Air Interdiction Agents launched in an AMO AS-350 helicopter to conduct a joint search with Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) personnel. About 50 minutes after takeoff, the BAMB agents located the man. The BAMB agents directed ground search personnel to the man’s location and WCSO personnel evaluated the man’s condition according to the release.

The Bellingham Air and Marine Branch is Homeland Security’s Federal air and marine law enforcement arm within the Pacific Northwest. 

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