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Destination BC statement on whale-watching vessel accident near Tofino

The entire team at Destination BC extends its thoughts and prayers to the passengers and crew who were on board at the time of this tragic accident, and to the family and friends who have lost loved ones.

As part of BC's tourism community, we send our gratitude to those who responded to this tragedy, particularly the people of Tofino and the area’s First Nations, who took part in the rescue effort. 

Facts are still emerging about this incident, therefore we ask members of the media or concerned parties to monitor the Tofino RCMP website, for further updates on this story.