Water moron! Reckless tourist gets a soaking as he risks his life to take snap of the sea during deadly Storm Dennis that killed five Britons
- Sightseer wanted to get a selfie on the seafront at Whitley Bay on Monday
- But he was drenched in water after a huge wave broke over the sea wall
- Retired photographer Gren Sowerby, 70, captured the scene and slammed man
A reckless sightseer got soaked by a huge wave after he risked his life trying to get a ‘Storm Dennis selfie’.
The tourist positioned himself on the seafront at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, on Monday in the hope of getting a dramatic weather shot.
But he was dwarfed by a huge wave that came crashing over the sea wall and was soaked through.
Winds in the region reached 70mph as the fourth named storm of the year battered large swathes of Britain, tragically killing five people.
Retired photographer Gren Sowerby, 70, who caught the moment on camera, slammed the man’s dangerous actions.
A tourist positioned himself on the seafront at Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, on Monday in the hope of getting a dramatic weather shot during Storm Dennis but he ended up drenched
He said: ‘The guy was daft – you don’t get that close to breaking waves, it’s just stupid
‘I can’t understand people like that, he just wanted to get a selfie but is it really worth it? He got a right soaking. He was fast to move back afterwards.’
Luckily, in this case, the only thing the man suffered was a drenched ego and no medical treatment was required.
RNLI lifeguard manager Kester Sheppard said: ‘It’s like a fire. If you could see a fire burning, you wouldn’t walk towards it would you? Don’t go too close.’
He was dwarfed by a huge wave that came crashing over the sea wall and was soaked through