29-foot boat found run aground in Washington; Coast Guard searching for mariner

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.

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard is looking for an Olympia man after finding his wallet aboard a 29-foot sailboat found run aground on the shore.

The vessel and a smaller dinghy were found Thursday morning at Skiff Point on Bainbridge Island, Wash.

The Bainbridge Island Police Department called the Coast just before 9 a.m. to report finding the boats.

"A Coast Guard Air Station Port Angeles aircrew, a boat crew from 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," the Coast Guard said Thursday afternoon.

The Coast Guard found a wallet, cell phone and nautical charts aboard the vessel. The wallet belongs to a Scott Caldwell of Olympia, the Coast Guard said.

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

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