A video posted by the Irish Coast Guard warning people not top approach breaking waves along the coast during Storm Brendan has gone viral, racking up 200,000 views in a matter of hours.
The video shows walkers on Redcar beach in Britain getting into difficulty as powerful breaking waves on the coast start to drag them away.
Breaking waves along the coast can be unpredictable and quickly drag you away. Do not approach breaking waves.
— Irish Coast Guard (@IrishCoastGuard) January 12, 2020
The Daily Mail reports that “passers-by had to form a human chain to pull four people out of the sea – three of which were would-be rescuers who got into trouble while trying to help.”
In response, this terrifying video was also posted showing another horrifying moment when an elderly couple were almost dragged out to sea.