A woman skylarking on a Spanish beach being whipped by ferocious storms has found out the hard way that Mother Nature doesn't play fair.
In a new video posted online today from the wild storms that battered Europe earlier this month, a woman in a black swimsuit is seen skipping and dancing along Sardinero Beach as big surf crashes across the sand.
As the strong waves near closer, she realises the water is stronger than she expected.
But she has left her escape too late.
Despite running towards a ramp off the beach, she is caught in the wave and almost immediately knocked over and dragged like a rag doll as the water begins to wash back into the ocean.
Spectators look on shocked, while one person tries in vain to extend an umbrella to the struggling woman.
Few details are known about the video.
Comments on the video uploaded online say she survived being dragged a few hundred metres, despite suffering some bumps and bruises.
There were several reports of people coming into trouble on beaches in Europe earlier in the month as vicious storms whipped up pounding surf over several days.