As Storm Arwen nearly claimed the fourth victim, this man was almost swept away in a huge wave. 

In this shocking footage, the man is seen standing on the North Yorkshire promenade, ignoring the dangers of a violent storm that is raging just metres away.

As the waves keep churning, the barrier is broken up. But the man realizes too late. He’s swept up in a massive swathe and left scrambling for safety.

It seems for a split second that he is being swept into the ocean, but he returns seconds later, freezing and soaked, and miraculously on his feet. 

He was fortunate to escape online ridicule for not having common sense under perilous circumstances. 

It comes as Storm Arwen batters the North of England and Scotland with 100mph winds and flurries of snow, leading to the deaths of three people. 

Two people are seen watching the stormy seas just before another man walks along the promenade from the right

The camera pans to capture a huge wave cresting over the seafront barrier and onto the promenade

Two people are standing at Scarborough’s promenade, watching as the stormy waters roll in. The soon-to be victim is then shot from the right. After panning to capture the huge wave that was cresting above the seafront barrier onto Scarborough promenade, the camera pans.

The camera turns back to see the man, centre, running along the promenade in vain trying to get to safety before he is engulfed by the wave

Camera pans back and shows the man in the centre running down the promenade, trying unsuccessfully to reach safety before being swept away by the wave.

He is completely engulfed by the wave and it seems for a moment that he has been swept into the sea

But as the wave recedes the man is seen miraculously still on his feet

His body is completely submerged by the wave, and for a brief moment it feels like he has been washed into the water. The wave eventually recedes and the man can be seen standing miraculously on his own feet.

Today’s forecasters issued a yellow warning about snow and ice due to the fact that freezing conditions are continuing across the UK following Storm Arwen.

Three people were killed by falling trees on Friday, as extreme winds and snap snowfalls caused damage to buildings, road closures and train delays.  

Met Office stated that it expected mercury to fall to zero in most parts of the country, and as low as 10C. (14F) Snow showers could intensify across parts of Scotland, the North West and England during the night of Sunday.

After heavy snowfall, today officials examined the pitch in snow. 

Snowed in businesses on the A53, close to Buxton in Derbyshire, as forecasters predict further wintry showers in the east

As forecasters for the east predict more snow, businesses were snowed in on the A53 close to Buxton.

A man digs out a car from snow in High Green in the Yorkshire Dales, as freezing conditions continue to sweep across the UK in the aftermath of Storm Arwen

A man digs out a car from snow in High Green in the Yorkshire Dales, as freezing conditions continue to sweep across the UK in the aftermath of Storm Arwen

Motorists gather by a stuck HGV along the snow-covered A515 near Biggin, in the Peak District, Derbyshire, amid freezing conditions

In the Peak District of Derbyshire, motorists travel with a HGV stuck on the A515 near Biggin. It is covered in snow.

A group of people look out over the city of Edinburgh from Calton Hill as forecasters predict further wintry showers in the east and a band of rain, sleet and snow for parts of Scotland

As forecasters for the east predict more wintry showers and an area of snow, this group looks out from Calton Hill at Edinburgh.

Forecasters are predicting more wintry showers to the east, as well as a band rain, snow and sleet for some parts of Scotland in the coming days.

They will move on. On Thursday, heavy rains were reported in the western regions of the country. Then on Friday, a warmer air mass brought more showers to the area. This is likely to last into Saturday.  

On Friday, the UK Health Security Agency released a cold-weather alert. The warning will continue until at least Monday. People are advised to be warm and to watch for people with heart problems and elderly.

Staff attempt to clear snow from the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Burnley and Tottenham Hotspur at Turf Moor

Crew clear snow from Turf Moor pitch in preparation for the Premier League match between Burnley (Turf Moor) and Tottenham Hotspur (Burley). 

Police said one storm victim, from Lancaster, was killed at around 11pm on Friday night on Vicarage Road in Ambleside, Cumbria, and another was killed when a tree fell on his car on the B977 in Aberdeenshire around 5pm on Friday. 

Francis Lagan was the head teacher at St Mary’s Primary school in Maghera. He also lost his life when a tree fell on his vehicle in Antrim (Northern Ireland) on Friday. 

Following his death, Sinn Fein MLA Declan Kearney said: ‘I was shocked and very saddened to learn about the death of a motorist after a tree fell on his car while travelling along the Dublin Road in Antrim town on Friday evening.

“Francis Lagan was the victim in this tragic tragedy. He was a respected principal at South Derry School and made a tremendous contribution to his community. Francis was both a respected Maghera educationist and civic leader.

“I send my condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, students and all Maghera residents. He was a person I admired greatly.

The Ribblehead viaduct in North Yorkshire surrounded by snow on Sunday morning after a weekend of bad weather brought on by Storm Arwen

North Yorkshire’s Ribblehead viaduct was surrounded in snow Sunday morning following a week of severe weather caused by Storm Arwen

Martina Bradley was the St Mary’s assistant head and wrote this on the school website: “It is with great sadness that I must inform you about the untimely passing of our beloved principal, Mr Lagan. His gentle spirit may rest in peace.

St Patrick’s College, Maghera where Mr Lagan studied in the 1990s posted on social media: “Education has lost a giant at its prime.” 

Following the severe winds this weekend, officers urged residents to only travel if necessary.

The Coastguards asked Storm Arwen sight-seekers to avoid the water, and warned them that a ‘no selfie is worth dying for.

Part of a Wetherspoons’ ceiling in Wales fell on Friday night, causing severe damage to the property.

After plaster chunks had fallen, the punters were taken from the North and South Bank pub at Wrexham just after 10.20pm. Fortunately no customers or staff were hurt.  

Wetherspoons Pub accuses two Punters with inflicting injury by faking it

A Wetherspoons pub claimed that customers were faking injury when the bar ceiling gave way during Storm Arwen.

After plaster fragments fell from ceiling, customers ran away from The North and South Wales Bank in Wrexham (North Wales).

Pub chain giants claimed that two people ‘pretended to’ have been hurt in Friday’s storm Anwen drama.

A spokesperson for JD Wetherspoon said: ‘At 10:23pm the ceiling inside the N&S Wales Bank to the right of the bar collapsed. The emergency services were immediately called by staff and the pub was evacuated.

“No staff or customers were hurt, although customers claimed they were hit by something. However when the police and Wetherspoons personnel looked at CCTV footage it was clear that none of these customers had been struck by anything.”

Safety checks required that the pub remain closed for weekends.

This historic, 1905-built building was the bank that served as the main banking institution in the area before being converted to a Wetherspoon’s bar.

Wetherspoons confirms that there were no injuries to customers or employees during the incident.

Regular said on social media: “There was a loud bang, and lots of dust.” The plaster didn’t seem to have affected anyone.

Following reports that two potential injured customers had been reported, the Welsh Ambulance Service was called at 10.26pm.

It stated that the “potentially injured” customers were gone by the time the paramedics arrived, and so the team was stopped.

The pub captured footage of customers running to avoid falling debris. 

The pub will be closed while an architect, structural engineer and builder assess the damage.