Float-plane crash off B.C. coast claims the life of one: emergency official


VICTORIA – One person is dead following a float-plane crash off Vancouver Island.

A spokesman for the Joint Rescue Co-ordination Centre in Victoria, B.C., says the crash took place off the west side of Stuart Island, which is located in the Strait of Georgia, northeast of Campbell River, B.C.

He says nobody has reporter hearing or seeing the crash, and the plane was found upside down by someone who came across the scene.

Rescue crews from the Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Coast Guard have been on scene.

There is no information yet on the victim’s age, gender or hometown.

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