Never ever underestimate the power of Mother Nature! That’s something that humans often forget – and this often leads to fatal accidents.
One video shows the power of Mother Nature – and it captured the moment a retired couple was swept away at the beach.
In the video shared by NTD Television, a man was first seen walking from the beach towards the direction of the person taking the video (this person was later identified in the video caption as disabled, a description that helps explain why he/she did not help in the rescue efforts that followed).
An elderly couple enters the scene, calmly walking towards the water. Because the end of the beach surf was still several feet away, everyone assumed that they were all alright and continued walking towards the shore but a few seconds later, the sea suddenly swelled and reached the area they were standing.
In a blink of an eye, the old man stumbled and was easily carried back by the sea as it retreated from the shore. The old lady attempted to save her husband but ended up getting swept away, too! Then, the other man in the video ran to help them out but he would soon be swept away by the strong waves!
It really was such a heart-stopping video – and it was difficult to watch this without screaming.
Thankfully, according to the video description all three survived the ordeal. Whew! That was a very dangerous moment… We’re truly glad they are all alright…
Retired couple were rescued by a heroic tourist. Fortunately all 3 survived. 🌊😱
(The video was filmed by a disabled friend of the man wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket)
Posted by NTD Television on Friday, February 17, 2017