Miracle: Man survives after getting eaten by a whale

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Image: Pixabay
Image: Pixabay

New Delhi : Some miracles make you believe in god, a commercial lobster diver's story is a perfect example to it.

In a recent incident he was caught in the mouth of a humpback whale off the coast of Cape Cod. He had almost believed that he is going to die.

Firstly, he thought that he has been attacked by a shark, common sea creatures in the area, but after some time he realized that there were no teeths in the mouth and he was in no pain. “Then I realised, oh my God, I’m in a whale’s mouth … and he’s trying to swallow me,” he said. “And I thought to myself OK, this is it — I’m finally — I’m gonna die.”

The man believes that he was in whale's mouth for around 30 seconds but he was able to breathe because he had his breathing apparatus in. Then suddenly, the whale shook her head and spit him out. He was then rescued by his teammates.

Charles “Stormy” Mayo, a senior scientist and whale expert at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, told the newspaper that such human-whale encounters are rare. Humpbacks are not aggressive and Mayo thinks it was an accidental encounter while the whale was feeding on fish, likely sand lance.

Michael Packard, 56, was admitted to Cap Cod hospital after the incident and now has been discharged after treatment.