Five people were onboard a water taxi Tuesday morning when it struck some rocks on a route between Tofino and Ahousaht.

Four of the individuals on the vessel were taken to hospital, while RCMP didn’t release the condition of those people, there are reports two are in serious condition.

BC RCMP said a Coast Guard vessel already in the water nearby and passerby’s were able to offer assistance transporting the passengers and the damaged boat to Tofino.

RCMP have seized the vessel and an investigation is currently underway to determine what lead to this collision.

It was foggy at the time of the crash and weather is believed to be a factor.

“Through investigation and interviews it’s been determined that visibility was poor due to the morning fog,” said Sergeant Chris Manseau, Media Relations Officer for the BC RCMP.

“Tofino RCMP, with support from the RCMP West Coast Marine Section will be probing the circumstances that contributed to the collision.”

Transport Canada, the Transportation Safety Board and Work Safe BC have all been notified of the incident.

“The Tofino / Ahousaht RCMP want to thank all those who assisted on this incident, and volunteered their time to assist the injured persons,” added Manseau.

The four hospitalized people were brought to a Victoria.

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