Woman holding baby smashed by massive wave as she stood on edge of pier

This is the moment a woman holding a BABY was smashed by a massive wave as she stood on the edge of a pier looking at stormy seas.

The mum and tot narrowly avoided being knocked over by the huge 25FT wave in Seaburn, Sunderland.

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The scene was captured by photographer Simon Woodley, 57, from Sunderland who said he was concerned for the safety of the people who were walking past.

He said: “There were a few people walking and cycling past but there was one couple who went past and the mother and the baby were stood near the edge of the pier.

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“If a bigger wave had hit them it definitely would have knocked them off their feet so I was concerned for them.

“The pictures were taken at around 2pm during high tide when there was a strong easterly wind blowing in.

“The waves were more dramatic because they hit the pier which curves outward, sending the waves flying over.”

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Simon spent around 10 minutes capturing the scene and said he was happy when he saw the family leaving the pier safe and sound.

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