A TOURIST has drowned after she was dragged out to the sea by a massive wave while trying to take a picture on the Italian coast.
Ines Gomila, 36, was with her husband Sebastian Queiroz, 52, when they were hit by the huge wave on the Amalfi coast.
The couple were trying to get a picture during a storm when they were both swept out to the sea.
The tragedy struck on the morning of November 23, when the pair was going down one of the coves of the Furore fjord, according to Argentinian media.
The couple were visiting the town of Furore, near Naples when the massive wave hit them and dragged them both into the water.
Locals who saw what was happening tried to help them by throwing in a rope.
Sebastian managed to hang onto some rocks and was rescued.
He was taken to the Castiglione di Ravello hospital.
Recalling the horror moment he told Telenoche: “First I took a photo of her, then she took one of me, and then we placed ourselves to take a selfie.
“And a wave came, it hit us and threw us.
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“There was a rough sea, we didn’t expect a wave of that size to come and do what it did. ”
Speaking about his late wife he said she “is now with God.”
“At this moment I feel her next to me, I know that she is here and she accompanies me with her. She is fine and she is happy,” he added.
The pair from the city of Cordoba in Argentina reportedly loved to travel and had visited Italy in the past.
Local officials said that the area was heavily affected in a statement: “In Minori, the sea swallowed the pier, lifting the iron bars and dragging a large amount of logs and debris of all kinds onto the beach and the promenade: the mayor ordered the promenade closed and cordoned off the entire area.”
The Italian authorities said that schools have been closed in many of the municipalities in the area and that this time of year “the sea tends to be very rough or heavy with storm surges along the coasts.”