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Canadian officials: Whale vessel sinks; 5 dead, 21 rescued


VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island, and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.

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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