THIS is the tragic moment a young woman is dragged by thrashing waves into the deadly Black Sea.

Wannabe model Diana Belyaeva, 20, was swept out to sea in seconds as onlookers ‘stood and watched or filmed her’.

Diana holds onto her boyfriend for dear life before being swept further into the sea

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Diana holds onto her boyfriend for dear life before being swept further into the seaCredit: East2West
Onlookers see the couple struggle in the thrashing waves

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Onlookers see the couple struggle in the thrashing wavesCredit: East2West
Diana struggles to stand or escape the sea as people watch in panic

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Diana struggles to stand or escape the sea as people watch in panicCredit: East2West

She and her boyfriend were walking along the shallow frothy waters of the Russian beach resort Sochi.

The couple share a romantic moment before they were savagely swept off their feet by a massive terrorising wave.

The pair fall before the Russian woman struggles to stand and a current rips her further from shore.

Her panic-stricken boyfriend attempts to get help and even rushes into the lethal waters to save her.

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The attempt is unsuccessful as he gets pushed back by the intensity of the waves.

Despite rigorous searches, Diana from Lipetsk has been missing for three days and is presumed dead, reports say.

But there has been an uproar on social media over bystanders watching or filming the fatal emergency instead of saving her.

“The men stood and looked at the helpless girl, at her death,” one comment read.

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“Well, such waves, it’s scary, and you need to react right away.”

News outlet 78.ru reported: “People said that witnesses saw a tourist being swept out to sea, but no-one volunteered to help.”

A bystander with a metal detector looks on – but is not seen  going closer to the frothing sea.

“The men simply stood and watched her die,” said one commenter.

“And some also filmed what was happening on their phones.”

Another claimed: “she could have been saved if someone acted fast.”

Some criticised the boyfriend who “who initiated the dangerous swimming in the sea”.

A local report stated: “The couple came to the shore in bad weather.

“The young people jokingly pushed each other and ended up in the water.

“The man was able to overcome the rip current and get out, but his girlfriend was carried away by the wave….

“The young man could not hold her and did not immediately realise that he was dragging his beloved into the depths.

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“He walked in confusion at the water’s edge.”

A police investigation is underway into the incident.

Aspiring model Diana Belyaeva was swept into the sea and has been missing since

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Aspiring model Diana Belyaeva was swept into the sea and has been missing sinceCredit: East2West
The pair were both swept off their feet by the strong waves

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The pair were both swept off their feet by the strong wavesCredit: East2West
Diana's boyfriend goes after her as she is dragged into danger within seconds

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Diana’s boyfriend goes after her as she is dragged into danger within secondsCredit: East2West

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