“I began to choke and sank even lower, and I thought that was it for me – I was dead. Until I felt this incredible force under me driving me to the surface.” -Yun
A beluga whale saved a drowning diver by hoisting her to the surface. Terrified, Yang Yun thought she was going to die when her legs were paralyzed by crippling cramps in arctic temperatures. Yun had been taking part in a free diving contest without any breathing equipment. The beluga whale, named Mila, had spotted Yun and used her sensitive dolphin-like nose to guide Yun safely to the surface.