MONMOUTH COUNTY, N.J. (WTXF) - New Jersey State Police are chalking up a win for mother nature after a whale caused a boat to overturn off the coast of New Jersey.
Police shared a photo of the overturned boat on their Facebook page along with details about the incident.
According to police, two people were on board the 20-foot boat fishing about a mile off of Deal, Monmouth County.
The pair suddenly had a close encounter with a whale, which had surfaced beneath the boat, causing it to capsize. Both people on the boat fell overboard, but neither was injured.
The Facebook post included a scoreboard reading:” Final Score: Whale 1- Boat 0.”
“Charges against the whale are pending its apprehension,” police wrote.