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Man missing after float home explosion southwest of Port Alberni

A 64 year old man is missing after a float home exploded and sank about 40km southwest of Port Alberni.

RCMP say the incident – in a remote inlet off Barkley Sound – was reported by people from a nearby First Nations community who heard the blast.

Port Alberni RCMP say they’ve brought in divers, a dog team and a helicopter to help in the search.

They’re still not sure what caused the explosion, or if the man survived.

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