Early Saturday morning off Botany Bay Sydney, it appears a whale breached very close to an outboard powered offshore fishing boat, throwing the 2 men aboard into the water. The boat careered away unmanned, creating its own danger(kill switch not employed?). Despite prompt rescue attempts,one of the 2 men could not be resuscitated.
This time of year the east coast of Australia is a "whale highway". The incident turns risk into reality,first time to my knowledge. Only a day before a whale was rescued from a wayward drifting net, a too frequent occurrence. The attached TV News report from TCN9 adds some detail. The whale footage included is presumably generic.