Vancouver media reported an employee at Jamie’s Whaling Station and Adventure in Tofino confirmed it was one of their boats and that the company is focused on rescuing passengers and crew.
The B.C. Coroner’s Service says more than one person died, but the exact number was not immediately known.
“We can definitely confirm we’ve been called to the dock in Tofino and we understand multiple fatalities,” Coroner Barb McClintock said.
Brandon Hilbert from Tofino Water Taxi says local companies are helping with the rescue effort.