Wonderful escape for two California kayakers after the humpback whale took them in the jaws before spat them out
- Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel went kayaking and whale watching on Monday
- Suddenly a humpback whale appeared and seemed to swallow the whole kayak
- Both women escaped unharmed, but the audience feared they had been swallowed
Two female kayakers filmed the shocking moment when a humpback whale nearly swallowed them as it jumped out of the water and fell onto their kayak.
Julie McSorley and her friend Liz Cottriel were watching whales in Avila Beach, California Monday afternoon when they had the close encounter.
The couple sat in kayaks and watched the whales below the surface when they were in close contact with the large mammal.
The footage captured by the duo shows the thrilling moment when they were forced to blow up when the great whale broke the surface.
Julie McSorley (left) and her friend Liz Cottriel (right) watched whales on Monday afternoon in Avila Beach, California.
The couple's screams are muffled as they fall into the water.
Julie McSorley's phone filming the wild moment shows the whale up close and shows its large gray body underwater.
Small fish fly around the couple so the whale may have tried to grab a bite to eat.
Another video recorded by another whale watcher shows the humpback whale shoveling up the boat and two friends, surprising everyone.
The pair were lifted into the air in the whale's jaws, but luckily they managed to escape.
A humpback whale almost swallowed two women when it jumped out of the water into their kayak. The pair were lifted into the air in the whale's jaws, but luckily they managed to escape
Liz told Fox 26 News, "I guess," I'm going to push. "I'm going to push a whale out of the way! It was the strangest thought. I think," I'm dead. I'm dead. "I thought it was going to land on me," said Cottriel. "Next, I'm underwater. "
Affected paddle boarders and kayakers rushed over to help the two women.
Fortunately, Julie reappeared first, and seconds later, Liz escaped unharmed as well.
Footage from another whale watcher shows the mammal taking in the boat and the two friends
The pair were lifted into the air in the whale's jaws, but luckily they managed to escape
The couple managed to retrieve the kayak and drive it back to shore.
Liz said, "We went back to the car, I shook my shirt and a bunch of fish came out of my shirt."
The only damage was that Julie lost her car keys in close conversation, but both survived unharmed.
Liz said, “I was in love with them and I was in awe. But I never expected anyone to be here on my face! & # 39;
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