Bach Van Nguyen
Nguyen, approximately 2011
Date reported missing : 06/26/2011
Missing location (approx) :
Marin County, California
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
DOB : 06/09/1968 (53)
Age at the time of disappearance: 48 years old
Height / Weight : 5'7, 165 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A size large or extra-large blue t-shirt, size 32x29 pants, size 8 shoes and a yellow gold ring with small diamonds on his ring finger.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos : Asian male. Black hair, brown eyes. Nguyen has stretch marks on his biceps from weightlifting, a smallpox vaccination scar on his left bicep and a dog bite scar on the back of his right leg.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Nguyen was last seen in Marin County, California on June 26, 2011. He and some friends and family members were out in a 12-foot aluminum motorboat in Tomales Bay, and he was taking them between Lawson's Landing and a beach toward the tip of Tomales Point.
Nguyen dropped his passengers off at the landing and was returning to the beach when a woman watching him with her binoculars saw him fall out of the boat and begin screaming for help. An immediate search was launched, but there was no sign of him. His boat washed ashore near Tom's Point; its throttle was broken.
Nguyen is presumed to be lost at sea.
Other information and links : ncy
Marin County Sheriff's Department
September 2021 updates and sources
California Attorney General's Office
The Press Democrat
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