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Woman walking on wall is knocked into sea and almost dies in Storm Eunice

A young woman was lucky not to drown when she was knocked off a sea wall at Towan Beach in Newquay last night.

Dramatic images showed her being pulled out to sea and others narrowly avoid being dragged in too.

She was carried away by the powerful undertow but managed to get back to safety thanks to the help of onlookers.

HM Coastguard in Cornwall warned people not to attempt selfies at the beach while the red weather warning is in place.

A spokesperson said: ‘While storm watching can be spectacular, trying to capture the most amazing shot is not worth putting your own safety at risk” said HM Coastguard in Cornwall.’

The weather front is expected to be one of the most powerful to hit the country in several years, dwarfing Storm Dudley earlier this week.

Forecasters are warning winds speeds could reach up to 100mph and cause chaos around the country.

View the latest warnings from the Met Office here: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/warnings-and-advice/uk-warnings#?date=2022-02-18

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