Whale Crashes Into Yacht, but All Ends Well

Neither the boaters nor the whale came out injured

(User Submitted) – A couple from South Africa was out for a relaxing Sunday sail when they got much more than they bargained for—in the form of a 40-ton whale. They were admiring the whale flipping its tail around the boat when it briefly disappeared. The woman's boyfriend then told her to go to the other side of the vessel. "All I heard him say was, 'Oh shit,' and I saw the whale come out of the water and crash against the mast of the boat."

Luckily the whale of a tale ends happily; the whale was uninjured and amazingly the boat took on no water and they were able to sail back to port. Follow the link to MSNBC for photos, including one taken by a tourist in a nearby boat that shows the whale coming down. Read the full article. (Read more whale stories.)

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