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Watch: Kayakers 'almost crushed to death' by humpback whale

“It’s all fun and games until someone gets jumped on.”

Source: Sanctuary Cruises/YouTube

TWO KAYAKERS IN California had a close call when a massive humpback whale jumped out of the water and dived down right next to them.

Footage of the incident was filmed by Sanctuary Cruises which organises whalewatching trips. The company said the two kayakers were “almost crused to death by a massive near full-size humpback whale”.

We stopped to see a large aggregation of humpbacks feeding and carrying on with random acts of hijinks. There were also a lot of kayakers right in the middle of it all. Humpbacks were coming up next to and in the middle of many kayakers. It was amusing. It’s all fun and games until someone gets jumped on. The next thing we knew, this thing launched right on top of these two kayakers. That was heavy.

Though the two whalewatchers were thrown into the water, they escaped unharmed and images at the end of the video show them laughing together after the incident.

Read: Good news! The humpback whale is no longer endangered>

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