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Canadian tourist killed by whale in Mexico, 2 injured

  • In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, a grey whale calf expels air through it's blowhole as a boat filled with visitors watches in the San Ignacio lagoon, on the Pacific Ocean near the town of Guerrero Negro, in Mexico's Baja peninsula. Mexican authorities said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that a 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto their boat as they came back from a snorkel tour. The Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection said that two other tourists suffered "considerable" injuries. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    In this Tuesday, March 3, 2015 photo, a grey whale calf expels air through it's blowhole as a boat filled with visitors watches in the San Ignacio lagoon, on the Pacific Ocean near the town of Guerrero Negro, in Mexico's Baja peninsula. Mexican authorities said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that a 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto their boat as they came back from a snorkel tour. The Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection said that two other tourists suffered "considerable" injuries. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROFEPA), shows a woman receiving CPR aboard a small boat after she was injured by a breaching grey whale that hit the boat, near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mexican authorities said that a 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured near the beach resort when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto their boat as they came back from a snorkel tour. Mexican navy personnel moved the 35-year-old Canadian to shore and then was taken to a clinic, where she died during treatment. (AP Photo/PROFEPA)

    In this photo provided by the Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROFEPA), shows a woman receiving CPR aboard a small boat after she was injured by a breaching grey whale that hit the boat, near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mexican authorities said that a 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured near the beach resort when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto their boat as they came back from a snorkel tour. Mexican navy personnel moved the 35-year-old Canadian to shore and then was taken to a clinic, where she died during treatment. (AP Photo/PROFEPA)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo provided by the Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROFEPA), shows a boat which collided with a grey whale near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mexican authorities said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that a 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured near the beach resort when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto their boat as they came back from a snorkel tour. (AP Photo/PROFEPA)

    In this photo provided by the Procuraduria Federal de Proteccion al Ambiente (PROFEPA), shows a boat which collided with a grey whale near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Thursday, March 12, 2015. Mexican authorities said Thursday, March 12, 2015, that a 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured near the beach resort when a surfacing grey whale crashed onto their boat as they came back from a snorkel tour. (AP Photo/PROFEPA)  (The Associated Press)

A 35-year-old Canadian woman has died and two other tourists were injured when a surfacing gray whale crashed onto their boat, Mexican authorities said Thursday.

The Attorney General's Office for Environmental Protection says two other tourists suffered "considerable" injuries when the whale breached and hit the side of the boat.

The office said the boat had been carrying nine tourists on a snorkel tour.

The Baja California Sur state prosecutor's office says the collision near the beach resort of Cabo San Lucas tossed the victim into the water.

A crew member and a passenger lifted her back onto the vessel and Mexican navy personnel moved the woman to shore. She was taken to a clinic, where she died during treatment.