Whale, Sailboat Almost Collide Near Golden Gate Bridge

Whale watchers soaking in the sights near the Golden Gate Bridge Saturday afternoon witnessed a whale and sailboat nearly collide.

Video of the close call showed the whale surface for air right in front of a sailboat, forcing the crew on the boat to make a hard turn and steer clear of the animal’s path.

The crew on a nearby San Francisco Whale Tours boat said the whale was OK.

The encounter happened around 5 p.m. about 500 yards west of the bridge.

Humpback Whale Struck and Killed by Ship on SF Bay

[BAY] Humpback Whale Struck and Killed by Ship on SF Bay

Earlier this month, whale watchers said a whale was struck and killed by a ship near Alcatraz.

This post was originally posted at http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Whale-Sailboat-Almost-Collide-Near-Golden-Gate-Bridge-559765431.html.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *