In the US: Whale swallows man and spews him out again after 30 seconds

American Michael Packard, who earns his living fishing for lobsters, can count his lucky stars after while carrying out his work he was swallowed by a whale.

Packard was on a boat with another fisherman at Herring Cove in Massachusetts when he dived about 14 metres and found himself in the jaws of a whale.

In a media comment to CBSN Boston, Packard said he was in the whale’s mouth for about 30 seconds. He said at first he thought he had been attacked by a shark but he realised the creature that held him had no teeth and concluded it was a whale.

Packard added that after some seconds the whale spewed him out into the sea and all was well although he ended up with a dislocated knee.