Five British nationals died on board a whale watching boat that sank off Western Canada, the UK’s Foreign Secretary has confirmed.
One person remains missing after yesterday’s tragedy off Tofino, and their nationality is not yet known. In total, 27 passengers were on board the vessel when it made a mayday call on Sunday afternoon – 21 of whom were rescued.
Investigators are now trying to determine what caused the boat to sink on what was a calm, clear and sunny day near Vancouver Island – a popular destination for tourists and whale watchers.
Some survivors have been discharged after being briefly treated in hospital.