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This is the moment an 'idiot' tourist taking a selfie atop a stone pier was swept off her feet by a colossal wave that washed over the wall - as the coastguard issued a warning that no photo was worth dying for during Storm Ciarán.
The warning has been issued after a number of people armed with mobile phones to take selfies were spotted strolling along the East Pier in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
One video which was shared on social media captured the moment a woman, branded an 'idiot' behind the camera, being swept off her feet by a treacherous wave on Sunday.
In the footage, she is knocked to the ground by the power of the wave and scrambles to her feet just in time to avoid being swept into the cauldron-like sea.
Seconds later she hastily starts to walk back along the pier to safety, drenched from head to toe.
This is the moment an 'idiot' tourist taking a selfie atop a stone pier was swept off her feet by a colossal wave that washed over the wall of the East Pier in Whitby, North Yorkshire on Tuesday
Steve Hart, senior operations officer for HM Coastguard, said 'Our advice is if there is a storm weather warning in place and if you don't need to travel, just stay in.
'It's not worth risking your life for a picture or a selfie