Man, 79, tossed into sea by humpback whale off Newfoundland

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By The Canadian Press, July 28, 2016 

WHITBOURNE, N.L. — When his son’s small boat hit a 40-tonne humpback whale and almost capsized, 79-year-old Tony Morgan remembers flying through the air, hitting the water and then — utter blackness.

He thought he was about to drown as he inhaled a few gulps of sea water from eastern Newfoundland’s Trinity Bay.

“I went right down into the dark part of the water,” he says, recalling the bizarre collision Monday, somewhere between New Harbour and Chapel Arm.

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