As beachgoers screamed in shock when the rope connecting two British paragliders to a speedboat snapped in a sudden storm yesterday, all Anthony Nisbet could think about was how he and his sister could land safely.

Luckily, he and his sister Grace escaped with bruises and scratches after a freak storm ripped the rope of their parasail and sent them hurtling into a field of prickly bushes across from Għadira bay.

Watching the dramatic incident unfold on video, the jaw of the 20-year-old man and his 17-year-old sister dropped as they saw the water spout whip the parasail and heard peoples’ screams as the rope detached from the boat.

“We didn’t immediately fully realise the danger when we were up there… Then the rope snapped and I kept shouting to my sister to try to land on her feet,” Mr Nisbet told The Sunday Times of Malta.

It was the most dramatic moment during a short freak storm that produced a dramatic water spout, creating moments of panic among those at sea.

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