Brit tourist ignores warnings and gets swept away by large wave and now missing

A British holidaymaker is missing after being swept away by rough seas off the coast of Barbados, reports say.

The man, 61, was last seen on the sand near the Sunset Crest area in St. James, on the west side of the island, yesterday.

He was warned not to enter the water due to the dangerous conditions before his disappearance.

But the tourist, thought to be staying at a guest house in Sunset Crest, still ventured in and did not resurface after being hit by a large wave, witnesses said.

Police from Holetown Station, the coastguard and other agencies have searched both land and sea with no luck so far.

A local police source said: “The man was on the shore before he eventually went into the ocean.

“He was warned about the danger by the locals but it did not seem that he listened to their advice.

“The sea was very choppy and he was told that he should not go in the water.

“He ignored the warnings at his own risk and peril.”  Global247News Twitter

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