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Photos released of missing fisherman on Baker Lake

Glen Richardson, 49, of Bellingham, was last seen around 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in a small aluminum powerboat on Baker Lake.
Glen Richardson, 49, of Bellingham, was last seen around 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in a small aluminum powerboat on Baker Lake. Courtesy to the Bellingham Herald

Photos of a Bellingham fisherman and his boat were released Tuesday morning, July 19, about a week after he went missing at Baker Lake.

Glen Richardson, 49, had been camping with a group of people from the Bellingham area last week at a dispersed campground on the north end of the lake, by Mile Post 23 of Baker Lake Road. He went out on the lake to fish around 8 p.m. in a 12-foot aluminum boat with a 9.9-horsepower motor. The boat was marked with the characters: WN 11 RF.

About 15 minutes later another fisherman saw him on the lake. The sun set about an hour later. Richardson never returned to camp. A camping companion reported him missing in the morning.

Over the days that followed a U.S. border helicopter, police dogs, and Whatcom County sheriff’s deputies in search boats scoured the lake, while alerting other fisherman to be on the lookout for any sign of Richardson. Only an oar, confirmed to be from his boat, was found.

On Monday the sheriff’s office suspended the search. Photos of Richardson and his boat were distributed Tuesday.

Tips can still be directed to the sheriff’s office at 360-778-6600. Or call 911.

Caleb Hutton: 360-715-2276, @bhamcaleb

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