This Man Was Swallowed Alive By A Whale - But Miraculously Survived

This Man Was Swallowed Alive By A Whale - But Miraculously Survived

On March 7th, a video of a South African diver getting swallowed by a whale was broadcast on Youtube. Just four days after its release, the video has already been viewed more than 6 million times.

These images were taken off Port Elizabeth, South Africa. As you'll see in the video above, a diver was in the middle of a school of fish when a whale caught him, as he explains in the original video: "I had started filming dolphins, sharks, gannets, penguins and cormorants that were feeding on sardines when, from the depths, a Bryde's whale suddenly appeared, swallowing everything in its path."

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In this testimony to AFP, Rainer Schimpf, an environmental advocate, recounted how he experienced this traumatic experience: "I felt some pressure around my waist, I immediately knew what was happening (...) It was only a few seconds before the whale realized its mistake and opened its mouth to spit me out."

Indeed, the diver was incredibly lucky and his wife, who witnessed the scene, is perfectly aware of that.

Check out the video above to see the incredible footage for yourself!

• Ruby Smith
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