Small fishing boat has close encounter with whales
AVILA BEACH, Calif. — A video of divers off the California coast nearly getting swallowed by humpback whales last weekend is getting national attention.
A Bakersfield fisherman was there and witnessed the whole thing and had a close encounter of the deep sea kind of his own.
Warren Peterson, his wife, and a friend were on the water Saturday when he said they all likely had a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Fishing off Avila Beach, the group thought they were whale watching from a far, when they realized the whales were right underneath them.
“Yeah, I mean my knees were knocking,” said Peterson.