Shocking dashcam video captures the moment this car is engulfed by storm waves

This is the scary moment a dad and son were nearly swept away by storm waves which engulfed their car.

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Guy Broster, 46, was driving his son Luke, 19, to a sports match along a seaside road in Cumbria when waves started to batter the car.

Computing teacher Guy persisted with his journey - until the Vauxhall Meriva plunged into a huge puddle, and dashcam footage shows water slamming the car

Worried Guy, from Maryport, Cumbria, hit reverse - and "got the hell out of there" before his car was damaged for good.

Guy said: "In retrospect, it was a foolish thing to do as the power of the waves could easily have swept us out to sea!

"I regretted my decision early on but I carried on, assuming it would be OK - until I spied ahead that water was rushing over the sea defences.

"The car started making noises suggesting that the water was getting too deep, so I hit reverse and got the hell out of Dodge!

"And those waves also regularly throw up driftwood and rocks.

"But at the time I genuinely didn't think about it - I was concentrating on getting my son to his rugby match on time!"

Guy Broster, 46, with his son Luke, 19

The incident was filmed near the coastal village of Allonby at 12.45pm on Saturday (14) when Guy was driving from Maryport to Silloth in Cumbria, to a rugby game.

Guy said he'd assumed "driving through the waves would be like driving through the spray of a passing truck".