MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A man had a close encounter with a whale near the Jersey shore Thursday that left him floating in the water and his boat capsized.
“We watched the whale and watched the whale… the next thing I know all of a sudden the boat goes wee and it’s gone,” according to the fisherman in a video posted by Gary Szabo on Facebook.READ MORE: NYC Primary Day: Polls Open For Voters To Choose Next Mayor
The unlucky fisherman and another boater were reportedly pulled from the water by the retired firefighter a mile off the coast of Deal. Fortunately, no one was hurt by the pushy whale.MORE NEWS: After More Than A Year, The Show Must Go On: More Broadway Shows Announce Plans To Resume Performances
New Jersey State Police joked about the incident of their Facebook page, saying that “charges against the whale are pending its apprehension.”