Terrifying moment a beach-goer is swept into the ocean by a freak wave and VANISHES as bystanders watch on in horror
- Three men at an Australian beach looking out to sea when one was swept away
- Footage shows one man turning his back when a huge wave knocked him out
- He does not resurface as the horrified onlookers rushed to find him
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A beach-goer has been swept into the ocean by a massive wave as onlookers watched on in horror.
Terrifying footage shows three men standing on rocks and watching the waves come in at an Australian beach.
Moments later, one of the group turns around and opens his arms with his back to the ocean before a huge wave knocks him into the water.
One of the group turns around and opens his arms with his back to the ocean before a huge wave knocks him into the water
The tourist was flung into the water after turning his back on a massive wave at an Australian beach
When the man did not resurface, onlookers rushed forward to find him, but it remains unclear from the video whether he resurfaced.
Some viewers of the video on popular page Kookslams were concerned, while others saw the funny side.
‘Into the meat grinder you go,’ one person wrote.
‘I could watch these all day,’ another commented to their friends.
‘Hahah he’s so lucky if he fell in that hole and didn’t eat rock,’ another wrote.
‘Dude is a magician,’ someone else commented.
However, one person did offer some advice and commented, ‘Tourist pro tip #1: Don’t turn your back on the ocean!’
The man did not reappear and it remains unclear what happened to him