Updated: August 25, 2020 11:51:58 am
Several people at a beach in UK’s Dorset formed a human chain to help rescue a man who was struggling to stay afloat as the tide rose, and a video of the incident is now being widely shared on social media.
According to a BBC report, the swimmer started waving frantically to people on the beach after his attempts to swim back to shore were being thwarted by harsh wind and enormous waves.
A video showed how over 20 people linked hands and entered the sea to grab the man. Despite being constantly battered by big waves, the rescuers were able to pull the man out of the water.
“I thought this was going to end badly” – eyewitness Emma talks to @BBCSouthNews about the human chain formed at #DurdleDoor to save a swimmer. She says it was a moment to see everyone working together. The Lulworth coastguard says the man was unhurt. More at 1330 @DavidSouthTV pic.twitter.com/R6gMdYQ8gC
— Sophia Seth (@SophiaSeth) August 21, 2020
According to a Daily Mail report, the coast guard issued a warning following the incident, asking people to steer clear of the spot where there have been several deaths recently.
Two months ago, a man in his twenties was found dead after going missing near the beach’s famous 200ft limestone arch.
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