TOFINO, B.C. — Four people suffered undetermined injuries when a water taxi with six people on board ran aground near Tofino, B.C.  

Navy Lt. Pamela Hogan, a public affairs officer, says the coast guard vessel Cape Ann responded to a report of a 7.6-metre vessel aground about 14 kilometres north of Tofino.

She says four of the six people on board the taxi were initially taken to hospital in Tofino for treatment, and their injuries are unknown.

Hogan says the Cape Ann towed the damaged water taxi to Tofino after the occupants were transported to the community dock on board another vessel.

The incident was reported at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Hogan says the nearby Ahousaht Coast Guard Auxiliary received the original report that the taxi had run aground, prompting the coast guard to dispatch the Cape Ann. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 25, 2022.

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