Nick Myhill, 18, suffered serious head and neck injuries when the whale crashed aboard a boat off the southern coast of New South Wales (NSW) over the weekend.
marine rescue New South Wales Received a call on Sunday After the incident took place off the coast of Narooma. which is about 200 miles south of Sydney.
Paramedics met the boat and treated the men before being transported to hospital, according to the statement. Myhill was later airlifted to the capital Canberra, where he is still in critical condition but stable. His stepfather, Matt, was hospitalized in a local hospital due to facial wounds and concussions.
Both of them who live in Narooma Going fishing in the early morning “Do what they love,” according to a fundraising page hosted by family friend Carmen Bartley.
In a statement sent to CNN, the family said: “They had no warning and no response time. Both Nick and Matt were injured. Matt was able to quickly get them back ashore using VHF (Very High Frequency Marine Radio) to make a call on the way. Arranging an ambulance to meet them upon their arrival at the boat ramp, Matt’s actions undoubtedly saved Nick’s life.”
Myhill remains in a coma with severe head and neck injuries. family said
“The extent of these injuries is still unknown. and long-term effects Matt and Nick are seasoned fishermen. And this is an accident that could happen to anyone,” the statement said.
The family thanked the medical experts involved in the couple’s care and added: “Nick is a strong young man and he fought hard.”
Authorities are now urging submarines to keep their distance from the whales during the migration season.
Marine Corps Area Superintendent Joe McNulty said in a Facebook post: “This incident illustrates the danger these mammals can pose to those in the water.
“In the past few days The number of whales migrating north has increased dramatically. And maritime agencies have been reported to be closer to the coast than in previous years.
“Due to its proximity to the coastline There are possibilities for amazing whale watching. But we encourage everyone hoping to take a closer look to maintain the safe distance outlined in the Biodiversity Conservation Regulation 2017.”
These laws make it illegal for anyone to approach a whale in a boat closer than 100 meters (328 feet).
A police statement said Whales may have been injured in the incident. And the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is working with the Australian Organization for Cetacean Rescue and Research (ORRCA) to investigate.
“Humpback whales are very acrobatic creatures. and is known for its clefting. Which is why they are among the best species for whale watching,” she said.
when fully grown They measure about 55 feet long and weigh 79,000 pounds in the case of men and less than that for women. It depends on whether they are pregnant or not. They can travel up to 15.5 miles per hour. But it tends to disembark at a more comfortable speed during evacuation, Babey said.
Abuse can be a form of communication. She explains with the loud sound of its tail hitting the water to warn others of danger or food in the area. However, they can still breach when threatened.
“It might be a way of saying ‘Don’t come any closer. I’m here.’ Or maybe get scared and jump out of the way. They also breach more often if they are traveling with children.
“It could have been unfortunate — the whale accidentally crushed it and didn’t know the ship was there.”