Whale uninjured in crash that broke man’s arm

By Agence France-Presse
Saturday, August 11, 2012 13:49 EDT
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A South African man fractured his arm after a catamaran crashed into a whale off the eastern port city of Durban but the Leviathan was unhurt, an official said Saturday.

Derrick Pienaar, 50, suffered a fracture in his right arm, National Sea Rescue Institute official Craig Lambinon said.

“Mr Pienaar’s injury was sustained after he fell on deck after the sport fishing boat, which he was a passenger on, struck a whale while the boat was underway,” he said.

Seven others on board with him were unhurt but the whale “appeared to not be injured,” said Lambinon.

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