A MAN and his dog were dramatically dragged to safety after a giant wave swept him into the sea during Storm Eleanor.
The man was pulled into the sea at Mullion Harbour, with waves reported to reach up to 30ft high.
But it was thanks to quick-thinking witnesses, he was dragged back to safety.
After the ordeal, the man was described as “exhausted, battered but safe”.
Chris Hunt, who witnessed the rescue, said: “The man was swept off the harbour wall and thank heavens that the quick thinking of these two saved him.
“He was in shock and after what seemed like a lifetime the dog was guided to the shore with the use of an old piece of net.”
The two rescuers were identified as Roo Jumunjy, who lives nearby, and a holidaymaker from Poole.
Mr Hunt added: “Thank you to both of the rescuers for braving the chance of also being swept into the sea.”
The man’s lucky escape comes after three people, including a four-year-old boy were injured when masonry from the top of a town centre building crashed on top of them.
It was believed that the triangle of brickwork at the top of the three-storey building had been loosened by the rain and gales during Storm Eleanor and finally collapsed into the street at lunchtime today.
The masonry fell onto the pavement of the road below, smashing onto the concrete and hitting pedestrians who were making their way along the street below.