Tofino whale watching tragedy rescuers honoured by Lifesaving Society

Ten people who helped rescue victims after a whale watching boat capsized off the coast of Tofino in October, 2015 have been awarded medals for their bravery by the Lifesaving Society – BC and Yukon. Included in the group were Etienne Herold and Trinity Jezierski, both guides, working for Jamie’s Whaling Station aboard the Leviathan II when it sunk. “You can’t even fathom it,” said Herold “It’s like an action movie.” After getting knocked into the water they were able to deploy a life raft and pull other victims into it. Read the rest here 09:25

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