A Lobster Diver nearly swallowed by Humpback whale

A Lobster Diver nearly swallowed by Humpback whale

Having survived a plane crash ten years ago, while travelling in Costa Rica, no one ever knew that, Michael Packard would escape a marine giant’s mouth. And no, we are not talking about the ancient times of the Old Testament, where Jonah spent 3 days in a whale’s mouth and later spit at the shores.

For 30-40 seconds, Michael struggles to escape the whale’s mouth as  he could feel the whale squeezing the muscles of its mouth off Herring Cove Beach Province town, Massachusetts.

Humpback breaching on Herring Cove Beach

“Everything went dark,” Packard said. “I was like, ‘Oh, my God, did I just get bit by a shark?’ Then I felt around and I realized there was no teeth and I had felt, really, no great pain.

Packard after receiving medication

“And then I realized, ‘Oh my God, I’m in a whale’s mouth. I’m in a whale’s mouth, and he’s trying to swallow me.’”

Although Mayo, his fishing partner, worried that Packard had suffered broken bones or an embolism, he also knew that the whale likely did so by accident while trying to feed.

Sunset at Herring Cove Beach

 Packard miraculously survived with few injuries because whales aren’t generally aggressive toward humans.

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