Terrifying moment young girl is swept into sea while playing with friends in dramatic footage

This is the terrifying moment a young girl was swept into the sea while playing with her friends in dramatic footage.

A video clip captured the moment the youngster was splashing about on the pier in Ilfracombe, Devon, as waves crashed against a ramp her and three pals were on.

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The high tide knocked the girl to her feet and threw her down the side of a wallCredit: Ilfracombe Harbour Sea RescueAs she tried clinging onto the metal barriers, her panicked friends watched her be dragged away by the sea

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As she tried clinging onto the metal barriers, her panicked friends watched her be dragged away by the seaCredit: Ilfracombe Harbour Sea Rescue

Scenes at the seafront quickly turned shocking on Thursday around 7pm when the high tide knocked the girl to her feet – throwing her down the side of a wall.

As she tried clinging onto the metal barriers, her panicked friends then watched her get dragged away by the sea.

Quick-thinking members of the public – who were enjoying the view from the end of the pier – rushed to get a lifebuoy.

Another was able to grab the petrified child before she drifted even further out.

Ilfracombe RNLI responded to the incident before providing casualty care to two kids.

The group were then taken home.

Harbourmasters are now urging Brits to stop taking part in “high-risk activities” with could “put their lives in danger”.

Ilfracombe boss Georgina Carlo-Paat said: “This incident is a serious reminder of the dangers of tombstoning and other high-risk activities in the harbour.

“Not only were the youths lucky not to be more seriously injured, they put their lives in danger as well as those of quick-thinking bystanders who acted when they got into trouble.

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“The sea conditions were very volatile and all of the youths had been knocked off their feet on the slipway prior to the incident, but still continued to run into surging waves.

“Thankfully the RNLI were on exercise in the outer harbour at the time and were able to respond very quickly and tended to their injuries before escorting them all home.”

Conditions were treacherous on the North Devon coast last week with waves even causing damage to cars parked at the beach.

According to DevonLive, a number of vehicles suffered as one van had dents on its side and a missing bumper while another vehicle had its windscreen smashed in due to huge waves.

She was playing with pals on the ramp when the horror happened

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She was playing with pals on the ramp when the horror happenedCredit: Ilfracombe Harbour Sea Rescue

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