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The Latest: Canadian authorities say 8 in hospital after whale vessel sinks off West Coast

A woman pays her condolences from the First St. dock to passengers of a capsized whale watching boat in Tofino, west coast of Vancouver, Canada, early Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island on Sunday, Canadian authorities said. (Chad Hipolit/The Canadian Press via AP)

A woman pays her condolences from the First St. dock to passengers of a capsized whale watching boat in Tofino, west coast of Vancouver, Canada, early Monday, Oct. 26, 2015. The whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island on Sunday, Canadian authorities said. (Chad Hipolit/The Canadian Press via AP)  (The Associated Press)

The latest on the sinking of a whale watching boat with 27 people on board off Vancouver Island on Sunday, which Canadian authorities said killed at least three people:

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7:50 p.m.

Canadian authorities say eight people are hospitalized after a whale watching boat sank off British Columbia's Vancouver Island.

Valerie Wilson, a spokeswoman for Island Health, said of the eight at Tofino General Hospital, seven are stable and one is serious condition, but stable. The hospital is not far from the dock.

Officials earlier confirmed at least three were dead. Twenty-seven were on board.

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Associated Press Writer Rob Gillies contributed to this report from Toronto.