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A breaching whale landed on a boat, injuring a teen and leaving him in critical condition

Summary List PlacementAn 18-year-old Australian is in critical condition in hospital after a breaching whale landed on the boat he was on, police said. The Marine Area Command for the NSW Police Force said the teenager was "critically injured" when the whale landed on the boat. It said the teenager was...

A breaching whale.

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An 18-year-old Australian is in critical condition in hospital after a breaching whale landed on the boat he was on, police said.

The Marine Area Command for the NSW Police Force said the teenager was “critically injured” when the whale landed on the boat.

It said the teenager was treated by paramedics, brought to the Moruya Hospital, and then airlifted to Canberra Hospital “where he remains in at critical but stable condition.” CNN named him as Nick Myhill,.

A 39-year-old who was also on the boat was treated for “for facial lacerations and concussion” in hospital, the police said.

Police did not say what kind of whale it was. They said that the whale may also have been injured.

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