Whale Overturns Boat Off San Diego Coast

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CBS - Two boaters were dumped into the ocean off the coast of San Diego when their 23-foot vessel overturned after it was hit by a whale.

The noninjury mishap was reported about 12 miles off the coast, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

The two boaters said they were watching a group of whales feeding on krill when one of the whales got too close.

They said they believed a whale struck their vessel, causing it to flip over.

Another boater reported the accident and helped get the victims out of the water.

A commercial salvage vessel then was called out to right the foundered boat.