This footage reveals the horrifying second a lady was swept from
a cliff face by an enormous wave.
The video reveals her standing on an uncovered ledge above the
She is then abruptly engulfed by a freak wave and pulled onto
the rocks under.
The terrifying accident occurred on the famend Wormhole on
Inis Mor, the biggest of the three Aran Islands off Galway final
The moments earlier than and instantly after Indian vacationer, Apu
Gupta, 21, was swept off the rocky ledge are captured within the
Apu is proven taking a video from the cliff edge when a large
wave arrives to brush her off the cliff and onto rocks, 40 toes
under and alongside the treacherous Wormhole,
the Irish Mirror reports.
The Wormhole, which is often used as a diving location for
the Crimson Bull Cliff Diving sequence, is a pure rectangular
formed pool into which the ocean ebbs and circulate on the backside of
the cliffs south of Dún Aonghasa.
It will probably solely be accessed by strolling alongside by the cliffs.
The accident was witnessed by superior paramedic, Seamus
McCarthy and his instructor girlfriend, Fionnuala Quigley who had been
on a day trip in Aran and had dropped by the Wormhole to view it
“We had been about to go once we noticed this lady taking a video by
the sting of the cliff.
“A large wave got here and simply swept her off and down onto the
rocks under”, stated Seamus.
“We might see her virtually being swept out to sea, so I took out
my telephone to dial 999 however there was no reception.
“Fionnuala ran to the closest home to get assist and name the
coastguard or whoever and I might see the lady making an attempt to limp
away to security, however she couldn’t handle it.
“Her mom was hysterical and I went over to attempt to see if I
might attain the lady, however I couldn’t.
“We obtained down a part of the way in which, however no additional – it was very
“Different folks got here and we managed to get an army-type jacket
and a backpack and we hooked the jacket onto the backpack”.
The makeshift rescue rope was lowered to Apu and he or she tightened
the backpack round her waist whereas Seamus and one other customer
managed to tug her slowly up the cliff face with one arm of
“It was nonetheless harmful on the cliff ledge and we sat her down
to calm her earlier than getting her all the way in which to security”, stated
He managed to stabilise her ankle and stored her heat earlier than the
rescue helicopter arrived and whisked her throughout Galway Bay to
At present Apu stated that Seamus and Fionnuala had saved her life.
A pupil of economics in London, she had solely began taking a
video of the surroundings when she noticed the large wave coming at her.
“I attempted to run, nevertheless it pushed me straight down.
It was like being in a waterfall and that in all probability cushioned
“I used to be so scared as a result of I believed the wave was going to return
“My ankle was fully smashed and the ache was dangerous.
“Seamus saved my life and the policeman there was additionally
great. Everybody was so useful to me”, stated Apu.
Apu’s father, marketing consultant gynaecologist, Professor Krishnendu
Gupta flew in from Calcutta to be together with his spouse at his
daughter’s bedside. He was ready to personally thank Seamus
and Fionnuala after they arrived again in Galway from work in
Ennis and Limerick respectively final evening.
“I solely did what anybody would have achieved”, stated Seamus.
Irish water Security has confirmed that he’ll obtain a Seiko
Simply in Time award for his lifesaving actions.