A Cape Cod (USA) lobster diver was swallowed by a humpback whale while he was working, but was spat out almost a minute later.
According to incredible reports, Michael Packard was working off the coast of Provincetown and was about 20 meters below the water’s surface on Friday when suddenly everything around him went dark.
It turned out that the 56-year-old had been swallowed by a humpback whale and spent the next few seconds of his life in the mammal’s maw.
His thoughts at that moment were:
“That’s it. I’m going to die.”
“I thought there was no way I could get out of this. I’m finished, I’m dead. All I could think about were my two sons, who are 12 and 15 years old.”
Michael tried to get the whale to release him, which it did after 40 seconds.
“I saw light, and he started tossing his head from side to side, and the next thing I knew I was out [in the water],” Packard said. “My first thought was, ‘I can’t believe I got out of that situation.’ My second thought was how hurt I was.’
A friend of Michael’s, Josiah Mayo, claims he saw water splashing up when the creature appeared; then Michael was ejected.
“Overall, I’m fine,” Michael said.
What an amazing story! Michael was incredibly lucky