Calgary man says giant wave knocked over Tofino whale-watching boat – Times Colonist

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Calgary man says giant wave knocked over Tofino whale-watching boat – Times Colonist

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2015239 Views

November 24, 2015

Dwayne Mazereeuw knew lives were at risk after a giant wave hit the Leviathan II and tossed him, his wife and 25 others into the chilling, rolling waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

“As soon as the boat went over, as soon as people started flying into the water, I knew we were in a bad situation,” he said about the tragedy that claimed six lives near Tofino on Oct. 25.

“I knew it was very possible lives were going to be lost that day,” he said from Calgary.

Mazereeuw, 36, said he and his wife, Elisa, 34, were on their first weekend getaway together since the births of their young children when an afternoon whale-watching trip turned deadly.

Read More: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/boat-capsizing-survivor-finds-way-to-thank-ahousaht-rescuers-1.2117979

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