Teen in coma after breaching whale lands on fishing boat

whale
Photo credit Getty Images

A whale breached a small fishing boat and sent an Australian teenage passenger into a coma.

As CNN reported, 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).

Myhill’s 39-year old stepfather, Matt, said he tried to navigate the boat back to the ramp, though it was taking on water. Paramedics reached the boat first.

Due to his injuries, Myhill was airlifted to the capital, Canberra, where he remains in critical but stable condition. The stepfather remained at a local hospital with a concussion and face lacerations.