At first, it sounds too fishy to be true, but this story is definitely the real deal. Four weeks ago, professional fisherman Michael Packard, 57, was diving for lobsters in the ocean off Cape Cod when a humpback whale appeared from nowhere and swallowed him. In an instant, his world went black and a frightening, and heroic, struggle for survival began. On 60 MINUTES, Packard gives a gripping account of his miraculous escape from the whaleâ€™s mouth. But as Karl Stefanovic finds out, this was not his only brush with death. Michael Packard is no stranger to danger, which means itâ€™s not surprising he is now being called the luckiest man who ever lived.
Swallowed by a whale? This man’s incredible tale of survival | 60 Minutes Australia