In Australia, a teenager was injured and fell into a coma after his fishing boat collided with a whale. This was reported by CNN on Wednesday, June 9.
The incident occurred off the coast of New South Wales. The whale dived out of the water and fell on the boat, which was 18-year-old Nick Myhill along with his stepfather Matt.
As a result, the young man suffered neck and head injuries, while his stepfather suffered concussion and facial cuts. Both victims were taken to a hospital in Sydney, and the teenager was later transported by helicopter to another medical facility, RT writes. He is in a coma.
Local authorities are now urging captains to stay away from whales during the migration season.
According to the police, the whale was probably injured in the boat incident. Because of this, the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is working with the Organization for Rescue and Research of Cetaceans in Australia (ORRCA) to monitor it.
In March, it was reported that a crocodile attacked a man on the Daley River in northern Australia. The victim could have been more seriously injured had the crocodile been larger. The animal did not hit any major arteries, so the man survived.