Massachusetts Diver Survives Being Partly Swallowed By Whale
(Provincetown, MA) — A Massachusetts lobster diver is healing after nearly being swallowed by a whale. The Cape Cod Times reports 56-year-old Michael Packard of Wellfleet is in stable condition with a broken leg after getting caught in the mouth of a humpback whale Friday morning. He was reportedly in the whale’s mouth for about 20 seconds. Experts say humpbacks are not aggressive, and it’s believed the incident happened by accident as the whale was feeding on fish.
Some Question Whether Lobster Diver Was Really Swallowed By Whale
(Provincetown, MA) — A commercial lobster diver in Massachusetts is recovering from a broken leg after he claims to have been caught in the mouth of a humpback whale Friday morning. But not everybody is buying his story. Michael Packard says he was in the whale’s mouth for about 20-seconds. But a doctor who spoke to the New York Post said he thinks Packard would have suffered more severe injuries. A fisherman told the paper he doesn’t think the story makes sense either. There have, however, been incidents of whales swallowing people.