Whale capsizes fishing boat off New Jersey

New Jersey State Police said two people were thrown into the water after a whale surfaced beneath their boat, capsizing the vessel, United Press International reported.

Police said the men were fishing about a mile off Deal in Monmouth County when the whale came to the surface directly underneath their 20-foot boat.

UPI reported the boat flipped upside down throwing William Sobeck Jr., 64, and Jonathan Swingle, 64, into the water. They were rescued by retired firefighter Gary Szabo, who was also out in his boat.

Police said the men were not injured and the New Jersey State Marine Services Bureau is investigating.

A State Police Facebook post read, “Final Score: Whale 1- Boat 0.” Police also said charges against the whale are “pending its apprehension.”