WATCH: Kayakers escape injury after being hit by humpback whale

Whale pulls kayakers under water
Whale pulls kayakers under water

Two British holidaymakers have told of the moment they narrowly escaped death when a 40-ton humpback whale crash-landed on their kayak.

Tom Mustill and Charlotte Kinloch were paddling off Monterey Bay in California when the whale jumped from the water.

As the incident unfolded onlookers feared the worst as the pair disappeared from view.