Woman with pushchair poses for selfies next to 15ft waves at Newhaven

This is the moment a mother with a pram stopped to take selfies as 15ft high waves crashed over a seawall nearby during Storm Bronagh.

Monday, 24th September 2018, 2:40 pm
Updated Monday, 24th September 2018, 5:58 pm
The woman taking pictures in Newhaven where waves were crashing against the sea wall

The mum was caught on camera during the height of the storm in Newhaven as winds up to 40mph were recorded.

The lady was out for a morning run last Friday when she was seen stopping with her pram facing the 15ft waves while she snapped a few selfies.

It’s not known if there was a child in the pushchair at the time.

A ‘danger to life’ warning was issued in parts of the UK last week as Storm Bronagh reeked havoc across the country.

The anonymous photographer, said: “The lady was running along the edge of the sea as she pushed the pram along with her and stopped and pulled her phone out.

“She took a few selfies in a few different positions while the pram was left sitting there.

“It is impossible to tell for sure if there really was a baby in the pram at the time but you can assume there was if she was running with it.

“The wind at the time was blowing strongly and the waves were crashing against the sea wall and flying up about 15ft above her head.

“Luckily the wind was blowing towards the sea so there wasn’t a huge amount of danger but the point is that it was in the middle of a storm and weather can change really quickly.

“When she had finished taking selfies after about five minutes, she grabbed the pram and carried on pushing it as she ran.”

The Met Office had last week issued a ‘danger to life’ warning in some areas across England and Wales as storms battered areas of the country.

At its worst, Bronagh poured heavy rain and showers as it spread across the country, with 78mph gusts recorded in the Needles on the Isle of Wight.

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