By Levi Parsons For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 04:46 GMT, 1 December 2020 | Updated: 08:21 GMT, 1 December 2020
A four-wheel-drive with its owner in the driver's seat was swamped by heavy waves after getting bogged near the water's edge on a popular tourist beach in New South Wales.
Video of the wild incident at Nine Mile Beach in Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, shows the Land Rover Defender getting hit with a barrage of breaking waves with the driver still inside.
A shirtless man who was the passenger can be seen frantically attempting to attach a tow cable from another vehicle.