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ARCHIVE VIDEO: Terrifying moment a surprise wave swipes child off its feet on Irish Coast

The Irish Coast Guard has warned the public to "stay back and stay safe" after a child was swept off its feet while walking along the coast.

Shocking moment captured on video in Portstewart shows a massive wave knocking a child off its feet on North Coast.

The video shows a man walking along hand-in-hand with a youngster.

In the blink of an eye, a huge wave crashes onto the coastal path wiping the small child off their feet.

Clip courtesy of Maureen Kane and @ILoveNorthCoast

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