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.