Terrifying footage has captured the moment a popular DJ was swept off his feet and dragged to his death by a gigantic wave.
Andrei Ivanov, 47, was holidaying with his wife Yulia on Australia’s Bondi Beach when the horrific accident occurred.
Footage taken from an eyewitness shows the couple walking on the rocks at the beach.
Suddenly, a huge wave crashes into them and engulfs them. They are swept off the rocks and dragged into the ocean.
Andrei's wife managed to swim to safety and raise the alarm as she appealed for help to find her husband who had disappeared beneath the waves.
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“She was crying and shouting ‘My husband is underwater’,” one onlooker said.
But it was too late, with the Russian musician eventually drowning in the swell.
Inspector Giles Buchanan, from New South Wales’ Ambulance service, revealed emergency services were unable to reach Andrei for 20 minutes given the stormy conditions.
The DJ was one of the founders of the Triplex electronic group, which had produced a number of hit albums in Russia.
He had also created popular remixes which featured in movies and on TV shows.
After the tragic news broke, tributes quickly flooded in.
“The big news today just killed me, we will remember you Andrei Ivanov,” dance DJ Pavel Loginov said.
Journalist Misha Kozyrev added: “He was one of the brightest people I ever met.”
The news comes days after an RNLI vessel almost capsized when it tried to rescue a surfer during Storm Ciara.
The UK has since been battered by another violent weather pattern in Storm Dennis – bringing with it a “threat to life” warning from the Met Office.
Two people have been killed with widespread flooding and fierce winds seen across the country.
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