Father and son named as whale-watching capsize victims


Two of the Britons who died after a whale-watching boat sank off the coast of Canada have been named.

David Thomas, 50, and his 17-year-old son Stephen, from Swindon, Wiltshire, were among five Britons killed when the boat overturned near Vancouver Island on Sunday, sources said.

Stephen's mother Julie was among 21 people rescued from the stricken vessel, Leviathan II, which was carrying 24 passengers and three crew.

Canada Whale-Watching Boat Tragedy: Five Britons Confirmed Dead