This is how easy it is to be washed out to sea. You never turn your back on a raging ocean nor do you walk down the beach in the middle of a storm.
This video was taken earlier this year on the coast of France at Porsguen beach in Portsall by two holidaymakers, who came to the aid of an elderly couple caught out by a rogue wave. As the video demonstrates the wave comes out of nowhere and within seconds the elderly man is on his back and being dragged out by the tide.
The good news is everyone survived the ordeal and suffered only minor injuries, but the outcome could have been completely different if the holidaymakers had decided to stay in their hotel room that day.