Photographer nearly gets taken out by a wave as large waves flood New Brighton


New Brighton was flooded today as large waves battered the coast for a third day.

Winds of over 50 mph hit the area and created large waves that over topped sea defences.

New Brighton seafront was flooded and at one point someone was caught on camera being rescued from the floodwaters.

Video showed water flooding the car park near Fort Perch Rock.

One photographer who was documenting the scene was nearly taken out by a wave that seemed to come out of nowhere, the video can be watched at the top of the page.

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Storm Dennis was named by the Met Office earlier in the day and will bring strong winds to the country.

Wirral has been issued a yellow severe weather warning through Saturday as winds could reach up to 70 mph.

The storm will bring more disruption across the region and further possible flooding.

Forecasters warn that large waves that batter the coast could be a risk to life.

Steve Ramsdale, Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office said: “Another spell of very wet and windy ​weather is expected for Saturday, although Storm Dennis is currently not expected to be as severe as Ciara disruption is still likely.

“Our confidence in the forecast means we have been able to issue severe weather warnings well in advance, giving people time to prepare for potential impacts of the storm.

“With further warnings possible over the next few days people should keep up to date with the Met Office forecast using our website, app or by following us on social media.”