A Victoria whale watching boat was the focus of a rescue off the Washington coast after reportedly taking on water Thursday afternoon.
Around 12:35 p.m., the Eagle Wing whale watching vessel 4Ever Wild came in contact with a rock near Smith Island, in U.S. waters off the Washington coast. The vessel sustained damage so the captain brought the vessel safely to shore on Smith Island, according to Eagle Wing Tours.
Seattle Search and Rescue ran the rescue that involved the US Coast Guard, Victoria Lifeboat Cape Calvert and numerous other Canadian whale watching boats that were in the area.
The Joint Rescue Co-Ordination Centre in Victoria confirmed 45 people were on board the Eagle Wing whale watching boat.
All passengers are safe and no major injuries were sustained. The passengers returned to Victoria via rescue vessels.
— Victoria News (@VictoriaNews) May 9, 2019
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