Seriously injured: humpback whale-fin meets swimmer in Australia

A woman is off the West coast of Australia during a whale-watching tour from the tail fin of a humpback whale hit and seriously injured. The 29-Year-old had swu

Seriously injured: humpback whale-fin meets swimmer in Australia

A woman is off the West coast of Australia during a whale-watching tour from the tail fin of a humpback whale hit and seriously injured. The 29-Year-old had swum in the vicinity of the huge sea mammal, when the incident occurred, reported local media on Monday.

you have suffered rib fractures and internal bleeding and was flown to a hospital in Perth. The ABC quoted a hospital spokesperson saying that the woman was in serious but stable condition. The curious accident occurred on the Ningaloo Reef, 1200 kilometres North of Perth.

humpback whales can be up to 15 meters long. The ocean giants are considered to be peaceful – yet-swimmers in Australia are required to keep at least 100 meters distance to the animals. The authorities had already warned three years ago that Swimming with humpback whales on the reef is very dangerous. It was only a matter of time before someone will seriously injured, said the whale conservation officer Dani Rob at the time.

Updated Date: 03 August 2020, 08:19

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