Two men were rushed to hospital after a humpback whale landed on the deck of their boat off the coast of New South Wales. According to reports, the incident was brought to the attention of emergency services after a 39-year-old skipper issued a mayday call to Marine Rescue NSW.
An 18-year-old man suffered serious injuries and a broken neck as a result of the incident. With serious head injuries and a suspected lower spinal fracture, the teen was airlifted to a Canberra hospital. The skipper, on the other hand, was taken to Moruya Hospital with a concussion and facial cuts.
Authorities believe the whale was injured in the incident and are urging people to keep an eye out for it. Experts believe the humpback whale population is increasing, which could lead to more encounters with fishermen.
The boat was also badly damaged as a result of the incident. The skipper’s ability to navigate the boat back to shore astounded and astounded the crowd.
Meanwhile, the family has set up a crowdfunding page to help them pay their medical bills.