The five people who died when their whale-watching ship capsized off the west coast of Canada were all British nationals.
UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has confirmed the news.
One person is still missing.
The vessel sent a distress signal from a position eight miles off the coast of Tofino at 5pm local time.
Officials: At least 3 people dead after whale watching ship sank off coast of Tofino, British Columbia –
CBCNews</a> <a href="https://t.co/mckQvKRaQu">https://t.co/mckQvKRaQu</a></p>— Breaking News (BreakingNews) 26 Octobre 2015
A community based on environmental tourism
Tofino is a community of around 2,000 people on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
It is a popular destination for whale watchers and surfers.
The coastguard has confirmed that 21 survivors have been found so far. The search is continuing.
TSBCanada</a> confirms the whale watching boat that sank this afternoon off of Tofino, BC was the 65-foot Leviathan II <a href="https://t.co/8H56wJqk2F">pic.twitter.com/8H56wJqk2F</a></p>— Tom Banse (TomBanse) 26 Octobre 2015
Local fishermen and fishing charter companies had joined the rescue effort, with up to 20 boats involved.