Bella Coola RCMP were notified Thursday, November 2nd that a local man was missing and it’s feared that he may have drowned.
RCMP believe the man, who lived in a floating home had experienced issues with his home and it may have been sinking, or already sunk.
Police attended the dock where the floating home has been tied up and found that the home was completely destroyed.
An immediate search was activated calling on Search and Rescue, BC Parks, and Department of Fisheries. Although the Coast Guard and other marine search and rescue personnel were called, the weather at the time hampered all maritime search efforts.
Today, November 3rd, 2017, police located the man along the shoreline however he was deceased. BC Coroners Service will have the conduct of the investigation and the RCMP will not be releasing any further information.