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SPOTTED: Paddleboarder seen just feet away from whale

Photographer Steve Young snapped this photo off the Surf City Pier Sunday. Photographer Steve Young snapped this photo off the Surf City Pier Sunday.

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) – What would you do if you were only a few yards away from a whale?

Photographer Steve Young snapped this photo off the Surf City Pier Sunday. You can see paddleboarder Chris Hill just about ten feet away from a whale.

Young said he was in the area snapping photos when he saw the whale approach. Both men said they were extremely lucky to capture such an incredible moment.

A paper in the area is reporting the whale has been confirmed as a Humpback.

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