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Port Alberni RCMP are searching for a missing 66-year-old boater who disappeared in a remote location of Vancouver Island on Monday evening.

According to police, the man was unaccounted for on August 16th after he left his camp to get cell service on his boat near Rainy Bay, in the Alberni Inlet/Barkley Sound area.

When his companions went to look for him, they found his boat adrift. They immediately placed calls to 911 and a Mayday on the VHF radio.

They did an immediate search of the area but did not locate him.

The Canadian Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC), Ucluelet RCMP, and West Coast Marine Services of the RCMP responded to the location.

The missing man is from the Lower Mainland, however has family ties to the Port Alberni area. His next of kin are aware of the situation.

His identity is not being disclosed at this time.

The investigation is continuing from Port Alberni with support from West Coast Marine Services and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.

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