On Wednesday evening, Chris Jumunjy Hunt and his family were out at Mullion Harbour in Cornwall to film Storm Eleanor when they saw a man and his dog being swallowed by massive waves that crashed off the harbour wall.
"The man & his dog walked out onto harbour wall right to the end, I am not sure why. Then two large waves broke over the wall. The second wave washed them into the harbour," Mr Hunt told NDTV.
Mr Hunt shared dramatic photos of the rescue on his Facebook page which show the man clinging onto the ring while being pulled towards the coast. He praised the rescuers for their effort, identified as local Roo Jumunjy and a holidaymaker from Poole.
In the end, eyewitness described the unidentified man as "exhausted, battered but safe".
An ambulance arrived at the scene to attend to the man.
The incident comes as Storm Eleanor departs UK after lashing the coast and causing extreme weather conditions across the country.
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