Man and child are engulfed by a huge wave and almost swept out to sea on the Isle of Wight

A massive wave almost carried a man and a child out to sea after it crashed down on them as they stood on the seafront.

The man, wearing an orange jacket, was walking along the shoreline giving the child a piggyback in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight this weekend.

The clip shows the man standing on a promenade near the water’s edge.

A huge wave almost swept a man and a child out to sea after it crashed down on them as they stood on the seafront in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight this weekend

A huge wave almost swept a man and a child out to sea after it crashed down on them as they stood on the seafront in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight this weekend

A huge wave almost swept a man and a child out to sea after it crashed down on them as they stood on the seafront in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight this weekend

In seconds, he realises that there is a large wave heading straight for him.

He runs to get behind a small wall but the water engulfs him and the child as screams can be heard in the background.

The man is knocked to the floor and the child falls off his back.

He reaches out and grabs the youngster as the waves threaten to pull them both out to sea.

The man is knocked to the floor and the child falls off his back. He reaches out and grabs the youngster as the waves threaten to pull them both out to sea

The man is knocked to the floor and the child falls off his back. He reaches out and grabs the youngster as the waves threaten to pull them both out to sea

The man is knocked to the floor and the child falls off his back. He reaches out and grabs the youngster as the waves threaten to pull them both out to sea

The man, wearing an orange jacket, walks along the shoreline giving the child a piggyback. He first tries to outrun the wave

The man, wearing an orange jacket, walks along the shoreline giving the child a piggyback. He first tries to outrun the wave

The man, wearing an orange jacket, walks along the shoreline giving the child a piggyback. He first tries to outrun the wave

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The man then stands up as onlookers rush to help the pair to safety. 

Guy Addington from the RNLI told the BBC: ‘People need to be aware that during strong winds parts of our coastline can be treacherous, with a higher risk of large waves sweeping people off their feet and resulting in them being dragged into the sea.’

The UK was battered by severe storms this weekend leaving parts of the country underwater.

Rain was so heavy in Pontardawe and Swansea, Wales, that cars were immersed in water up to their windscreens as they drove down streets.

In Guildford, Surrey, a bridge collapsed underneath the feet of a dogwalker who had to sprint to safety this weekend.

More floods are set to hit this week as rain lashes down on most of the country.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for today while the Environment Agency put in place 44 flood warnings – where residents are advised to be prepared as flooding is expected.

Rain was so heavy in Pontardawe and Swansea, Wales, on Saturday that cars were immersed in water up to their windscreens as they drove down streets

Rain was so heavy in Pontardawe and Swansea, Wales, on Saturday that cars were immersed in water up to their windscreens as they drove down streets

Rain was so heavy in Pontardawe and Swansea, Wales, on Saturday that cars were immersed in water up to their windscreens as they drove down streets

However, the weather is set to pick up tomorrow with a mix of partly cloudy skies, sunny spells and showers for most areas.

Southern parts of the country are likely to see the best of any sunshine while eastern areas of the UK are more likely to have some mostly light showers.

But this relief is only temporary as cloud is set to thicken on Wednesday with outbreaks of rain pushing into western areas, turning heavy. 

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