SYDNEY: One man died and one other was in hospital on Saturday (Sep 30) in Australia after a whale struck and flipped their boat throughout a fishing expedition, authorities mentioned.
Police mentioned one man was pulled unconscious from Botany Bay, off the coast of Sydney, and later died, whereas the opposite man was taken to hospital in a secure situation, police mentioned.
“A whale has been concerned, whoever would have thought that that might have occurred, it is terribly tragic,” New South Wales Police Minister Yasmin Catley mentioned.
State Emergency Providers Minister Jihad Dib mentioned it was “an absolute freak accident”.
Early experiences have been that the whale might have breached close to or on the boys’s boat, in keeping with police, who didn’t determine the whale’s species.
Australia’s in depth shoreline hosts 10 massive and 20 smaller species of whales. Whereas human deaths brought on by whales within the area are uncommon, Australia and neighbouring New Zealand are scorching spots for mass whale strandings on seashores.
Eight Danes have been rescued in June when their sailboat capsized within the Pacific Ocean after a collision with one or two whales.