Categories: Inspiring

Dramatic Video Shows Fisherman Jumping On Distressed Whale’s Back To Save Its Life

"If we wanted the whale to survive we had to go get it."

Humpback whales can weigh in at a whopping 40 tons and stretch 50 feet from nose to tail, so you won’t usually see someone splashing around with it. However, one incident was an exception.

After a day of work, commercial fishermen Nicholas Taron and Sam Synstelien decided to head back into Morro Bay. The pair then saw a humpback whale tangled in a rope, clearly in distress, and they just couldn’t leave the poor creature alone.

Sam said:

“[The whale] was just swimming in counter-clockwise circles. You could tell he was stressed and being held to the bottom.”

Sam and Nicholas had already tried reporting the unfortunate whale to the U.S. Coast Guard, but they were told it would be hours before rescuers could be dispatched — that’s when they decided to take matters into their own hands.

Nicholas said:

“If we wanted the whale to survive we had to go get it. We thought there was no other option for the whale; we decided to go for it. We were so pumped up full of adrenaline; I don’t think we were that scared.”

In a dramatic video posted to Instagram, you’ll see Sam standing at the bow of the boat and psyching himself up for the jump of his life. Within seconds, he leaps into the ocean, right beside the giant whale, and proceeds to climb onto her back.

You can also hear Nicholas quarterbacking the operation from the side of the boat while filming the entire process.

After successfully freeing the humpback from the rope, it happily took a deep dive. Although it wasn’t much of a thank you, the fishermen were certainly left with an amazing tale to tell their family and friends.

However, despite the success of the rescue, the Coast Guard doesn’t encourage anyone to attempt the response in the future as it is very dangerous, and the happy ending could’ve turned out much worse for the crew.

Watch the video here:

Like on Facebook

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts

March 14th Holiday – Pi Day or Something Else?

Table of Contents: Introduction: The Significance of the March 14th Holiday The Mathematical Marvel: Unraveling…

November 1, 2023

Mystery Of Missing Pages

Who made them disappear? What was the reason? Where did they go? Why? Gather round,…

July 26, 2023

Bees Kill Penguins by Stinging Them in the Eyes

Swarm of bees stings the eyes of penguins in Cape town 60 penguins died from…

November 16, 2021

2000 Kilogram Sunfish Caught Off North African Coast

A massive ocean sunfish measuring 2,000 kilograms was caught on North African Coast It is named Mola alexandrini or…

November 16, 2021

Man Embezzles $57K in COVID-19 Relief to Buy Pokemon Cards

A businessman in Georgia utilized the Covid-19 relief to buy a limited edition Charizard Pokemon card He committed…

November 8, 2021

Florida Man Catches and “Recycles” Alligator in Driveway

Man captures an alligator in his neighbor's yard in FloridaHe uses a trash can to…

November 1, 2021

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience.