Devastating Images of A Whale-watching Boat Carrying 27 People Sinking Off The coast of British Columbia.

Devastating Images of A Whale-watching Boat Carrying 27 People Sinking Off The coast of British Columbia.

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At least five people have died after a whale watching vessel carrying 27 passengers sank off the coast of British Columbia.

The boat, which is operated by Jamie’s Whaling Station, had been sailing in the waters off Tofino, a small town on Vancouver Island, before making a mayday call around 5pm.

It is not yet known what caused the boat, named Leviathan II, to sink as locals have said the water was calm at the time, with low wind and good light. 

Lt Commander Desmond James, from the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre, said the military agency’s search had concluded with five people dead, 21 rescued and one person missing.

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