Stormy Sea Swimmer Fights The Elements

Storm Swimmer

This is the moment a plucky swimmer defies Storm Abigail to take a dip in the icy sea.

The man was caught on camera as he made his way through the choppy waters and towards a pier close to the promenade. He could be seen clinging on to the Blackrock Diving Tower in Galway, Ireland, usually a favourite with swimmers in the summer, as the huge waves crashed down on him. It comes as Storm Abigail - the first weather system to be named by the Met Office - moves in across the county as well as the north of the UK.

Twitter users have blasted the man for his decision, with one describing his actions as 'simply stupid' and another sarcastically added: "Natural selection at work". (Read More)

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