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Eyewitness To Canadian Tour Boat Sinking: 'It Was Just Bodies In The Water'

Authorities say five people are dead and another missing after a whale-watching boat sank off the coast of Vancouver Island in Canada's British Columbia.

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"When the first boat arrived on scene it was just nose up and bodies in the water."

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A popular tourist boat filled with whale watchers turned over and sank off Canada's Vancouver Island late Sunday afternoon. Of the 27 people who were aboard five are now confirmed dead, one is still missing. Lt. Cmdr. Desmond James with the joint rescue coordination center in Victoria, British Columbia. - As of now the case has been turned over to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as a missing persons case. - Of the 21 known survivors, several needed hospitalization. Chris McClellan lives nearby he watched the rescue operations much of the night. - When the first boat arrived on scene it was just nose up and bodies in the water, so, and people in life rafts.