A 35-year-old Canadian woman died from injuries suffered when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto a tourist boat, Mexican authorities said Wednesday.
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The Baja California Sur state prosecutor’s office said the collision with the whale about a mile from the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas tossed the victim into the water.
Firefighter commander Juan Carvajal Figueroa said the woman was in a boat with other tourists returning to port around noon 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 did not release her full identity or hometown.