Salford-born man dies in Canada boat sinking

 

 

The five Britons that were killed when a whale-watching boat sank off the coast of Western Canada have been named. 76-year-old Jack Slater who was born in Salford but had lived in Canada for many years was among the five that died.

Canadian government investigators are looking in to what caused the accident but have not discovered anything as of yet. All five of the British victims were on the open, upper deck of the boat but were not wearing life jackets, regional coroner Matt Brown told a news conference.

Officials have said that more of the 27 people on board could have died had it not been for the “amazing response” from the local people of Tofino.

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