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Teen in critical condition after breaching whale lands on fishing boat

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 A teenager in Australia is in critical condition after a whale leaped from the water and landed on the fishing boat he was in.

Nick Myhill, aged 18, received severe head and neck injuries when the breaching whale fell onto the boat off the south coast of New South Wales (NSW) at the weekend.

Marine Rescue NSW received a mayday call on Sunday, following the incident off the coast of Narooma, about 200 miles south of Sydney.

According to a Facebook post by Marine Area Command — NSW Police Force, the “39-year-old male skipper advised that his 18-year-old male passenger had sustained a serious head injury.” The older man, Myhill’s stepfather, told rescuers he was trying to navigate back to the boat ramp despite the vessel taking on water.

https://whdh.com/news/teen-in-critical-condition-after-breaching-whale-lands-on-fishing-boat/

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Guyver

That is unfortunate, but not uncommon.  A lady my wife works with goes boating with her husband frequently on their sail boat. Just off of Port San Luis, in California last year, she was struck by the fluke of a whale and she was badly injured with a broken back.  Fortunately she has recovered and I hope the teen does as well.

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the13bats

Worse ive seen is mullet hitting people, this is way worse

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Myles
1 hour ago, the13bats said:

Worse ive seen is mullet hitting people, this is way worse

Those can be bad though.

 

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