Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel were almost swallowed whole by a humpback whale while they were out kayaking on Monday in Avila Beach, California.
The two were watching the whales below the surface when one of them come up and and appeared to swallow the whole kayak.
McSorley posted the video on their facebook and wrote that she thought she and Cottriel were a safe distance from the whales. Then, all of a sudden, “a large bait ball came up around us followed by two whales which lifted us out of the water and tipped us over."
Despite nearly being swallowed whole and a pair of lost car keys the two were unscathed. Although the incident did teach McSorley a valuable lesson. “I learned I should be much further away,” she wrote.
According to TMZ
A couple of kayakers are lucky to be alive after a humpback whale d**n near swallowed them whole ... and it was all caught on video.
Julie McSorley and Liz Cottriel were kayaking and whale watching Monday off California's Avila Beach in San Luis Obispo when, out of nowhere, the massive mammal came up to the surface to gobble up a big pool of fish. Check out the video ... you can see other kayakers and paddle boarders near the whale ... with another kayaker filming the incident from a distance. At first, it appeared like the whale swallowed the women, but their kayak only capsized and they were thrown underwater.
Cottriel told FOX26 News, "I'm thinking to myself, 'I'm gonna push.' Like, I'm gonna push a whale out of the way! It was the weirdest thought. I'm thinking, 'I'm dead. I'm dead.' I thought it was gonna land on me. Next thing I know, I'm underwater."
Several paddle boarders reportedly came to their rescue before they hopped back on their kayak and rode back to shore.