Terrifying moment huge ocean swell knocks kids off rocks

A massive swell has knocked three children off rocks in Western Australia’s south west, forcing a desperate scramble to safety.

Footage exclusively obtained by 7 News shows the wave at Wyadup, near Yallingup, taking the children by surprise.

The trio can then be seen scrambling for safety before another wave hits, knocking them down again.

The force caused one of them to slip between the rocks.

The massive swell has knocked three children off rocks in Western Australia’s south west. Source: 7 News/Blair Ranford
The massive swell has knocked three children off rocks in Western Australia’s south west. Source: 7 News/Blair Ranford

The man who recorded the video told 7 News the swell reached more than five metres on Saturday.

The frightening incident happened on the same day that two fisherman were washed off rocks at notorious fishing spot Salmon Holes, in Albany.

The wave at Wyadup, near Yallingup, took the children by surprise. Source: Blair Ranford
The wave at Wyadup, near Yallingup, took the children by surprise. Source: Blair Ranford

One man was critically injured but has since woken from a coma.

“What we’ve seen in the course of the last 15, 16 years is 34 people die from coming off the rocks while fishing,” WA Premier Mark McGowan told 7 News.

The trio can then be seen scrambling for safety before another wave hit, knocking them down again. Source: Blair Ranford
The trio can then be seen scrambling for safety before another wave hit, knocking them down again. Source: Blair Ranford

“That’s almost double the number of people killed by sharks.”

The premier is pushing to trial compulsory life jackets at WA’s notorious fishing accident black spots.

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