Bride-to-be plunges to death
Aug 24, 2012 / 3:13 pm
A bride-to-be plunged to her death, tumbling down from a cliff into a waterfall, while she was wearing her wedding dress.
The woman was being photographed at Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, Que., which she had chosen as the backdrop for her wedding pictures.
During the photo shoot, around 2 p.m. Friday, she slipped on some rocks and plummeted into the water. The falls, at their highest point, are just over 18 metres high.
The immediate rescue team included firefighters and provincial police, and divers were on their way. Her body was found several hours later.
A provincial police spokesman, Ronald McInnis, said nobody could have saved her.
"It's impossible," he said. "The falls are very high. The current is very violent, it's very rocky...
"The people who fall at that spot usually perish. It doesn't give you a chance."
Two witnesses, whose identity was not confirmed by police, had to be transported to hospital to be treated for extreme shock.
The woman was on the verge of getting married "within days," police said. They would not confirm, however, whether the wedding was to be held Saturday.
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