A helicopter crew from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) Bellingham Air and Marine Branch (BAMB) located a missing 90-year-old man on Thursday night.
The man was located after AMO received notification of a 90-year-old man with possible cognitive disabilities missing from a home in Ferndale. Two BAMB Air Interdiction Agents launched in an AMO AS-350 helicopter to conduct a joint search with Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office personnel. Approximately 50 minutes after takeoff, the BAMB agents located the man. The BAMB agents directed ground search personnel to the man’s location and sheriff’s office personnel evaluated the man’s condition.
The Bellingham Air and Marine Branch is Homeland Security’s Federal air and marine law enforcement arm within the Pacific Northwest.