He was caught in these dramtic pictures as he dodged a large wave at Saltburn Pier.
This series of three pictures - taken by Gazette reader Lee Pearce - shows his lucky escape as he manages to jump over the cliff lift railing before a huge wave crashes over the sea wall.
The other pictures show the extent of damage to the area caused by waves which reached more than 10ft high.
Witnesses reported seeing tarmac ripped up like pieces of paper and scattering them around the car park.
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