Fatalities after Canada whale-watching boat sinks


VANCOUVER: Multiple people have died after a whale watching vessel sank off Canada’s Pacific coast near Vancouver, officials said as they searched the waters for survivors.

The Coast Guard’s Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Center said there were some survivors from the boat that was traveling off Tofino, a resort town on the westernmost edge of Vancouver Island.

The center coordinates coast guard and military rescue crews.

The boat was operated by Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure Centers.

A staff member who answered the phone said it would not release information.

Tofino is a popular surfing and whale watching town near the Clayoquot Sound UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.


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