On 05/29/19 a 14’ green Alumacraft boat, vessel registration number WN4147SJ, with a Honda outboard motor, owned by 81 year old Charles Baker was seen drifting unoccupied, 5 miles above Chief Joe Dam, on the Columbia River.
A 1990 blue Dodge Pickup and boat trailer owned by Charles Baker, was found at the Army Corp of Engineers boat launch above Chief Joe Dam.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Okanogan County Sheriff’s Office/Search and Rescue, the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and Colville Tribal Police searched the river for Charles Baker.
Charles Baker was last seen on 05/27/19. No foul play is suspected in his disappearance.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is requesting information from anyone who saw Charles Baker launching, or operating his boat on the Columbia River on 05/27/19. Please call the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office during business hours (509) 884-0941, or RiverCom at (509) 884-1535 after business hours with any information.