WATCH - US diver survives being swallowed alive by a humpback whale

Web Desk 02:37 PM | 12 Jun, 2021
WATCH - US diver survives being swallowed alive by a humpback whale

CAPE COD – A lobster fisherman from Cape Cod in the United States, trying to catch lobster Friday morning, got swallowed by a ‘gentle giant of the ocean’ and yet lived to tell the mind-boggling story.

Michael Packard, 56, speaking with a broadsheet daily newspaper, said after jumping off the vessel in scuba gear into the water, I felt a huge bump and everything went dark. I was out diving about 45ft deep in the waters when the unusual incident occurred.

Adding that he at first thought he had been attacked by a shark but then realised he could not feel any teeth and neither feel any kind of pain. He went on to say that ‘I realised, oh my God, I’m in a whale’s mouth and he’s trying to swallow me and I thought to myself, okay, this is it I’m gonna die.’

But soon after losing the hope, the lobsterman said he continued to breathe because he still had his breathing apparatus in. Then all of a sudden, the humpback came to the surface and just thrown him in the air after which he landed in the water.

The survivor while speaking this moment said ‘I was free and I just floated there. I couldn't believe, I'm here to tell it.’

Later, Packard was rescued by his crewmate in the surface boat. Doctors suspected that he’d broken at least one of his legs, but it seemed fine as only bruised.

Experts while commenting about the incident said such human-whale encounters are rare. These giants mammals can grow to as long as 50ft and weigh about 36 tons are generally not aggressive.

The non-toothed whales do not attack or eat human beings as they typically eat shrimps and small fishes.

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Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 6, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 06, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 304.9 308.15
Euro EUR 322 325
UK Pound Sterling GBP 377 381
U.A.E Dirham AED 83.5 84.5
Saudi Riyal SAR 80.5 81.5
Australian Dollar AUD 202 204
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.82 766.80
Canadian Dollar CAD 226 230
China Yuan CNY 40.28 40.68
Danish Krone DKK 41.03 41.43
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.4 36.75
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 2 2.08
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 925.2 934.2
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.16 175.16
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.88 26.18
Omani Riyal OMR 742.38 750.38
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.38 79.08
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 313.87 316.37
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan | gold price in Pakistan – June 6, 2023

Gold Rate In Pakistan Today:

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 228,900 on Tuesday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,190.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs180,756 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 210,832.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Gold Price in Pakistan: Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Attock PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Multan PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 228,900 PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 228,900 PKR 2125


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