A humpback whale breached and landed on top of a fishing boat near the coast of Plymouth, Massachusetts on Sunday.
Video footage shows the massive humpback, which can weigh over 60,000 pounds, jumping out of the water and slamming down on top of a 19-foot long boat.
“All of a sudden, full breach, 10 feet out of the water, slams on top of this guy’s boat, like his bow goes down, basically, into the water, engine out, full thing pops off, whale rolls over the side of it, totally fine, but his boat was messed up,” witness Ryder Parkhurst NBC10 reported.
“It was insane, the guy was just in the wrong place at the wrong time, that’s all. Pops up, bang … right on the bow of the guy’s boat.”
No injuries were reported in the encounter.
“This could have been much worse for all involved,” Plymouth Harbormaster Chad Hunter said. “Children like to lean over the side of the boat to watch the fish so it is very lucky that nobody got hurt here. An incident like this is pretty rare but very dangerous to boaters.”
The increased presence of bait fish in the area has led to the giant aquatic mammals hanging around the coastline, according to officials.