SEQUIM — A Seattle man is presumed missing in the Strait of Juan de Fuca after his 37-foot sailboat was found adrift in Dungeness Bay.
No one was aboard.
The sloop, Impulsive, was “under full sail” when it was discovered late Thursday.
Coast Guard officials believe its owner, Ralph Ferguson, 62, fell overboard or was swept off the sailboat in heavy seas. Ferguson is believed to have been the only person aboard.
The search for the missing sailor was called off at 3:48 p.m. Friday, Coast Guard officials said.