Couple escape unscathed after 40tn whale lands on their Kayak

British holiday makers Tom and Charlotte described the experience as "It felt like a bus was landing on us"

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Tom Mustill and Charlotte Kinloch amazingly escaped completely unscathed following a 40tn whale leaping up from the water and landing on their kayak off the coast of California.

The video was captured by onlookers on a whale watching boat. Many feared the worst as their kayak was breached, throwing them into the water.

Ms Kilnoch talked to reporters about the moment "it felt like being in an avalanche, like a bus falling on us." Mr Mustill said that he "didn't understand why he wasn't dead" and shared his thoughts as he came back up from the water " I saw Charlotte and thought, ‘How is she not dead?’"