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Tourist spotted being swept up in Storm Ciaran after trying to take a selfie

Tourist spotted being swept up in Storm Ciaran after trying to take a selfie

The tourist was filmed walking along East Pier in Whitby, North Yorkshire while waves crashed on either side.

A tourist who was trying to take a selfie on the pier was caught in the middle of Storm Ciaran after she was swept off her feet by a violent wave.

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Storm Ciaran is causing chaos up and down the UK as almost 90 flood warnings and over 235 flood alerts have been issued after the south coast and the Channel Islands were battered with heavy rain and gusts of up to 100mph on Thursday (2 November).

Nearly 150,000 homes were left without power and by 4pm on Thursday, around 11,300 properties still had no electricity.

The Energy Networks Association (ENA) said: “By working together in very challenging conditions, so far today network operators have reconnected 92% of customers affected by storm-related power cuts.

“While difficult conditions remain, with violent winds forecast until the end of the day, teams from across the country are working together to continue to reconnect customers where it is safe to do so.”

This comes after Tina, a housekeeper, from Sheffield, captured the moment a tourist was swept off her feet as violent waves crashed into a pier in Whitby.

A tourist was caught in the middle of Storm Ciaran after she was swept off her feet by a huge wave while trying to take a selfie on a pier.
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The video shows a woman walking along the East Pier as waves hit on both sides.

While she looked to be taking a selfie, the woman slipped and was pushed to the ground by the rushing water.

A family with small children were also seen walking across the pier that was clearly unsafe due to the storm.

At the end of the video lifeguards were rushing down to the scene help the people get off the pier.

After posting the video to TikTok, Tina said: "The stupidity of some people baffles me."

Reacting to the footage, one TikTok user commented: "Who would take their kids on there? Absolutely unbelievable parenting."

Another said: "It's the rescue services that I feel sorry for!"

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Now, the Met Office has since described the Channel Islands as having endured 'supercell thunderstorms', where many locals faced frequent lightning, large hailstones and a possible hurricane.

Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: “Hopefully the worst of it is now easing at it moves away.

“Ciaran is moving into the North Sea. It’s weakening. It is filling but it’s still bringing quite a blustery wind to many places.”

A Met Office yellow warning has been issued for south-east England, including Portsmouth and Brighton, for Saturday afternoon and evening, with heavy rain and gusty winds expected to cause travel disruption and possible flooding.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: UK News, Weather, TikTok