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Five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island Sunday and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.The vessel made a mayday call late Sunday afternoon on what was a calm, clear and sunny day off the tourist community of Tofino, a popular destination for whale watchers on Canada's West Coast, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre said.Lt.-Cmdr Desmond James, a spokesman for the rescue agency staffed by Canadian military and Coast Guard personnel, said late Sunday that the agency's search concluded with five people dead, 21 rescued and one person missing. The boat, the 20-meter Leviathan II, was partially submerged 8 nautical miles (12 nautical kilometers) west of Tofino.Coast Guard vessels and search and rescue aircraft had searched into the night for survivors.
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