The Coast Guard said today, October 21st, they are searching for a man reported missing after failing to return last night after a sailing trip to Cypress Island.
Nick Saling, age 53, was reported missing by his sister to Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders about 11:30am today. In response to the report, watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and launched multiple Coast Guard crews.
Saling’s yellow 25-foot sailboat was located northeast of Lummi Island according to the Coast Guard.
Coast Guard personnel from Station Bellingham, Air Station Port Angeles and Cutter Terrapin are involved in the search.
Anyone with information regarding Saling are asked to call the Coast Guard at (206) 217-6001.