Tourist Killed by Jumping Whale

Canadian woman fatally injured on Mexico tourist boat
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 12, 2015 4:14 AM CDT
A tail of a gray whale surfaces at the Ojo de Liebre Lagoon in Guerrero Negro, Mexico.   (AP Photo/Guillermo Arias, file)

(Newser) – A 35-year-old Canadian woman died from injuries suffered when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto a tourist boat, Mexican authorities say. The Baja California Sur state prosecutor's office says the collision with the whale about a mile from the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas tossed the victim into the water. A firefighter commander says the woman was in a boat with other tourists returning to port around noon yesterday when the whale jumped from the water and landed on the boat. Mexican navy personnel responded to the scene and moved the woman to shore. She was taken to a clinic, where she died during treatment. Authorities have not released her full identity or hometown. (Read more Mexico stories.)

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