Body of missing Australian tourist identified near Tofino
The body of an Australian tourist who had been missing since the Leviathan II whale watching vessel accident on October 25 has been found.
The BC Coroners Service said the body of 27-year-old Raveshan Morgan Pullay was found by surfers on the beach of Vargas Island, located a few kilometres away from Tofino, on November 18.
The tally for the number of people dead has reached six.
The BC Coroners Service, the RCMP and the Transportation Safety Board are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident. Twenty-seven people were on board the Leviathan II when it went down at Plover Ridge.
The other people who died – four men and one woman – were all British nationals.
Pullay’s family has been notified of his death.
The Leviathan II was operated by Jamie’s Whaling Station in Tofino. In a press conference last month, owner Jamie Bray said the whole team is “traumatized” by what happened and “the whole community has experienced the same emotions.”