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.

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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.

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New Jersey State Police joked about the incident of their Facebook page, saying that “charges against the whale are pending its apprehension.”