“Yes, folks, earlier today, two people in a 20-foot boat were fishing approximately one mile off of Deal, Monmouth County when they had a close encounter with a whale,” read a police statement.
“The whale surfaced beneath the vessel, causing it to capsize. 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.
“Charges against the whale are pending its apprehension.”