Whale-Watching Boat Sinks Off Canadian Coast, Killing 5
Adventurers met with disaster off the shores of Vancouver Island yesterday. A tour vessel from Tofino, British Columbia, sank, killing five Britons and leaving 18 other people hospitalized. Water taxis from nearby Ahousat First Nation were the first to see distress flares from the 66-foot Leviathan II and helped transport survivors to shore. Search teams reported seeing the boat’s bow sticking up nearly 15 feet out of the water. With one passenger still unaccounted for, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are set to resume the search today.