Washington: Unbelievable it may sound, a lobster diver was swallowed by a humpback whale Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States. But he lives to tell the tale as the mammal spat him back out in the sea after a period of 40 seconds.
“Hi everyone, I just want to clarify what happened to me today. I was lobster diving and a humpback whale tried to eat me. I was in his closed mouth for about 30 to 40 seconds before he rose to the surface and spit me out. I am very bruised up but have no broken bones. I want to thank the Provincetown rescue squad for their caring and help,” his Facebook post reads. While inside the whale, he began struggling and after some time the whale started shaking its head before spitting him out, reports Cape Cod Times. He was inside the whale for about 40 seconds.
“I could sense I was moving, and I could feel the whale squeezing with the muscles in his mouth,” he added. “I was completely inside; it was completely black,” Packard further told to Cape Cod Times. “I thought to myself, ‘there’s no way I’m getting out of here. I’m done, I’m dead.’ All I could think of was my boys — they’re 12 and 15 years old.”
“All of a sudden, I felt this huge shove and the next thing I knew it was completely black,” Packard told Cape Cod Times after being released from Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was treated for the injuries he suffered. Humback whale swallowed lobster diver Michael Packard before spitting him out.