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  • Writer's pictureJoseph Bonner

Humpback whale almost swallows kayaker near California beach

While kayaking off the cost of Avila Beach, California, two whale watchers had a life changing experience they won’t soon forget.

In a CNN report, kayaker McSorley told CNN affiliate KMPH, “I saw the whale come up. I thought, ‘Oh, no! It’s too close.”

“All of the sudden, I lifted up, and I was in the water.”

Video footage caught the scary ordeal that makes it appear that the whale swallowed the unsuspecting kayakers. However, the whale just tipped the kayaks over.

“I'm thinking to myself, I’m gonna push. Like, I'm gonna push a whale out of the way! It was the weirdest thought. I’m thinning, I’m dead. I’m dead.’ I thought it was going to land on me. Next think I know, I’m underwater, “ McSorley relates.


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