Whale Capsizes Boat off Jersey Coast

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DEAL-Two people were tossed overboard while fishing about a mile off the coast of Deal on Thursday after a whale capsized their boat.

According to the New Jersey State Police, two people in a 20-foot boat were fishing approximately one mile off of Deal when they had a close encounter with a whale.

“The whale surfaced beneath the vessel, causing it to capsize,” the State Police said. “Both occupants fell overboard as a result, but fortunately no one was hurt.”

Troopers from the New Jersey State Marine Services Bureau are conducting the vessel accident investigation.

Cheeky desk jockey troopers managing the State Police Facebook page concluded, “Charges against the whale are pending its apprehension.”