UPDATE: Civilians – in boats and planes – responded to Tofino mayday call where two died

From CTV Vancouver:

Ordinary people are being credited with helping to find and rescue the survivors of a deadly catamaran sinking off the coast of Vancouver Island over the weekend.

The Canadian Coast Guard said two civilian vessels of opportunity rushed to help following a mayday call from the 8.5-metre fishing boat, which started taking on water north of Tofino on Sunday afternoon.

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