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Whale lifts kayakers out of the water on its back

By Ben Hooper
A whale prepares to lift a kayak out of the water. Screenshot: Storyful
A whale prepares to lift a kayak out of the water. Screenshot: Storyful

March 7 (UPI) -- A pair of kayakers in Argentina received the shock of their lives when a whale swam under the boat and lifted them onto its back.

The video shows a man and a woman in a two-person kayak near some whales off the coast of Puerto Madryn in the Patagonia region.

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One particularly curious whale makes its way over to the pair, who excitedly film it, before the creature dives back under water.

The whale returns to the surface -- underneath the kayak. The boat and its shocked occupants are briefly lifted into the air by the whale.

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