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Multiple People Die After Canadian Whale-Watching Boat Sinks

At least four people died when a whale-watching boat capsized off the coast of Tofino in British Columbia.

By Kaileen Gaul | October 25, 2015

At least four people died when a whale-watching vessel capsized Sunday afternoon off the coast of British Columbia.

It sank near Tofino on Vancouver Island.

Authorities told Canadian news outlets a search and rescue mission was underway.

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Rescuers said there were 27 people on board when the boat, from Jamie's Whaling Station and Adventure Centres, sank. 

The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre in Victoria received a mayday call from the boat around 4 p.m. PT. 

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