WATCH: PE man nearly swallowed by a whale

A dramatic set of pictures shows a man nearly being swallowed by a Bryde’s Whale off Port Elizabeth Harbour.

JOHANNESBURG – A video of a man nearly being swallowed by a bryde’s whale has surfaced and is gaining traction online.

Rainer Schimpf, a 51-year-old tour operator in Algoa Bay, was filmed with his legs hanging out of a whale's mouth.

The video was posted on YouTube on Friday and had garnered more than 150 000 views by midday Saturday.

The incident happened about 46km offshore during the sardine run.

Schimpf said he was filming dolphins, dusky sharks, gannets, penguins, cormorants and gulls feeding on the sardines.


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