Deaths as whale-watch boat sinks off Canada

Published: Monday 26th October 2015 by The News Editor

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Canadian authorities say there have been multiple fatalities after a whale-watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island.

The Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre said the vessel made a mayday call shortly before 4pm local time on Sunday near Tofino, British Columbia.

Brandon Hilbert from Tofino Water Taxi said local firms were helping with the rescue effort.

Asked how many were dead, British Columbia Coroner spokeswoman Barb McLintock said: “Multiple but we don’t yet have a firm number. Still a very fluid situation so we really are not sure yet.”

Published: Monday 26th October 2015 by The News Editor

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