Thrill seekers forced to flee for their lives as Hurricane Hilary batters Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
- Beachgoers watching the waves at a Cabo San Lucas beach on Saturday scrambled to the sand a day before Hurricane Hilary made landfall
- A dozen people with a horse lined up as the massive waves crashed onto the beach shore
- Mexican authorities reported two casualties in the states of Baja California and Sinaloa
Thrill seekers were forced to flee for their lives as Hurricane Hilary’s massive waves pounded the shore – ruining their sight as the deadly storm felt its impact in Mexico and California.
Thrill seekers gathered on a beach in Cabo San Lucas in the Baja California resort town on Saturday a day before Hurricane Hilary made landfall in the Pacific Coast state with winds of 65 miles to time.
“Looks small but they’re probably 15 to 18 feet tall,” said the person recording the video as the waves hit the shore.
Two men recording the waves could be seen taking a few steps back before a woman was heard screaming.
Beachgoers – and a horse – gathered to record the waves crashing along the shore before some ran away while others held their ground in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on Saturday before Hurricane Hilary makes landfall.
A couple walk near the beach as Tropical Storm Hilary approaches in Playas de Tijuana, Baja California on Sunday, a day after Hurricane Hilary made landfall
The group of wave watchers moved away immediately as the water rushed over the sand.
A man could also be seen trying to mount the horse instead of pulling it while a few people beside him held on.
The storm was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane which roared toward the Baja California Peninsula causing extensive flooding in the area.
A person drowned on Sunday in the town of Mulegé, on the east coast of the peninsula, after trying to cross an overflowing vehicle.
The man’s wife and their three children were rescued by a family, according to Mayor Edith Aguilar.
A group of wave watchers run as ocean water rushes onto the sands of Cabo San Lucas beach
People watch the sea as Hurricane Hilary made landfall in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday
Laura Reyes looks at a lamp post that hit her car near her home in Mexicali, Baja California on Sunday after Hurricane Hilary made landfall in Mexico with winds reaching 60 miles per hour
At least 30 families in the town have been relocated following damage to their homes.
The powerful storm also caused the collapse of a bridge in the town of San Felipe that connects it to the town of Laguna Chapala.
Hilary made landfall along the Mexican coast in a sparsely populated area about 150 miles south of Ensenada on Sunday before crossing through landslide-prone Tijuana, threatening makeshift homes clinging to hills just south of the United States border.
On Saturday, a 35-year-old man drowned after being swept away by floodwaters in Culiacán, Sinaloa.