VISITORS to Freshwater Bay promenade had a lucky escape when a large wave almost swept them away during treacherous weather conditions on Saturday.

An unidentified man, who was carrying a child on his back, was filmed by a passer-by as the huge wave engulfed him, with the man falling to the ground as onlookers rushed to help him and the child.

The video was posted on the BBC website, and is available to view via this link here