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Five dead as Leviathan II boat sinks

The boat carrying 27 people sank near Tofino on Vancouver Island, the coastguard said. Sea conditions at the time were reported to be calm.

Emergency officials said 21 people had been rescued and one other person was still missing.The nationalities of the victims are not yet known.The boat, Leviathan II, made a mayday call late on Sunday afternoon, the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Center said.

Valerie Wilson, of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, told Associated Press that the survivors had been admitted to Tofino General Hospital and three of them had since been transferred elsewhere.