Whale-watching boat sinks off Vancouver Island in British Columbia, at least 5 killed.

At Least 5 Killed as Whale-Watching Boat Sinks Near Vancouver

At Least 5 Killed as Whale-Watching Boat Sinks Near Vancouver

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Oct. 26 2015 11:48 AM

At Least 5 Killed as Whale-Watching Boat Sinks Near Vancouver

capsized whale-watching boat park.
Rescue personnel in Tofino, British Columbia, mount a search for victims of a capsized whale-watching boat on Sunday.

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A whale-watching boat sank near Tofino, British Columbia, on Sunday in clear conditions with 27 people aboard, killing at least five British nationals. From the AP:

The vessel made a mayday call late Sunday afternoon on a calm, clear and sunny day off the tourist community of Tofino, a popular destination for whale watchers, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said. The cause of the sinking remained a mystery.
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The 65-foot boat sank some 8 nautical miles northwest of Tofino, a resort town on Vancouver Island.

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Twenty-one individuals have been rescued, and one is still missing. Images from the scene show the boat partially submerged not far from shore.