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Quebec bride-to-be plunges to death into waterfall in her wedding dress
Windsor Star ^ | August 24, 2012 | Canadian Press

Posted on 08/25/2012 5:38:57 AM PDT by Loyalist

RAWDON, Que. - A bride-to-be has plunged to her death, tumbling down from a cliff into a waterfall while wearing her wedding dress.

The woman was being photographed Friday 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., 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 soon on their way. The woman's 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.


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bride; darwinaward; quebec; waterfall

1 posted on 08/25/2012 5:39:06 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist
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.

Seriously, this reporter needs to go back to Journo school.I hate it when a wedding is held with a wet, dead bride.

2 posted on 08/25/2012 5:45:31 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012 "I Built It'...Obama's defeat)
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To: Loyalist

Yikes,very sad indeed.But I’d never get within 20 feet of the edge of a cliff or waterfall...but that’s just me,I guess.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 5:46:32 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: COUNTrecount
Seriously, this reporter needs to go back to Journo school.I hate it when a wedding is held with a wet, dead bride.

Perhaps the story was originally filed in French.Sometimes,what sounds fine in one language doesn't survive translation intact.

4 posted on 08/25/2012 5:49:54 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Didn’t read article. Did he comment on whether the groom gets to keep the wedding gifts already received? How about a refund of the deposit on the Reception local or at least a 50% refund since half the main attraction is still alive.

Just askin’ is all.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 5:52:19 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: beenaround

C’mon...this isn’t funny.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 5:56:12 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: beenaround

Too early to tell.

According to the reporter, the wedding may still be held today.


7 posted on 08/25/2012 6:02:25 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: Loyalist
This article says "the woman had only dipped her feet in the Ouareau River during the photo shoot, but her wedding dress became soaked with water, dragging her down.....

She then slipped and was carried away by the current".

8 posted on 08/25/2012 6:03:14 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: P.O.E.

This reeks of death by Darwin.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 6:10:49 AM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: P.O.E.

Jeeez...this is some confused reporting. According to your article link:

“He (the photographer) said the woman, who had been married in JUNE (my emphsis), wanted some extra photos taken for her wedding album.”

Well, I guess that settles all the questions about the wedding ceremony and returning the gifts.


10 posted on 08/25/2012 6:10:57 AM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined Effort is the hammer that Human Will uses to forge Tomorrow on the anvil of Today.)
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To: Loyalist

How sad for all involved.

Going to make for some pretty awkward moments once the guy decides to start dating again and his date asks about past relationships.


11 posted on 08/25/2012 6:10:57 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Captain Rhino

You’d think someone would take the time to verify some info. I guess journalism is now a race for online click-counts, and time is money.


12 posted on 08/25/2012 6:19:35 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: COUNTrecount

Reading comprehension.

The article merely mentioned that it was unconfirmed that the wedding had been originally scheduled for Saturday.

Before the accident.

Moron alert...


13 posted on 08/25/2012 6:29:44 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: SeaHawkFan

I doubt that he will be willing to take the plunge after this.


14 posted on 08/25/2012 6:32:00 AM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: Loyalist

Dorwin Falls...nor Darwin, right?


15 posted on 08/25/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: SeaHawkFan

Dates that ask about past relationships soon become one


16 posted on 08/25/2012 6:34:11 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Gay State Conservative

I was making fun of the author of the article and not the people involved in the tragedy.


17 posted on 08/25/2012 6:38:23 AM PDT by beenaround
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To: Loyalist

This is a very sad tragedy.

I hope more people think about this when they try to get that “perfect” picture.


18 posted on 08/25/2012 6:40:08 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: Loyalist

Drew Peterson, are you taking notes for wife #5?


19 posted on 08/25/2012 6:46:58 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Erik Latranyi

Sounds like she was not the first to perish at this location.

You would think the hosers might construct a railing or something, A?


20 posted on 08/25/2012 6:47:16 AM PDT by Gasshog (Tragically,Obama ate the blue dog...)
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To: eartrumpet

“Take the plunge?” - Inappropriate, but had to be said. Thanks for not holding back.


21 posted on 08/25/2012 6:52:09 AM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs ("Trizzle, trazzle, trozzle, trome, time for this one to come home" - Mr Wizard)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I have a direct quote. Drew said “Damn, why didn’t I think of that?”


22 posted on 08/25/2012 6:56:50 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Pay attention to the grammar:

“Was to be held” is different than “will be held”


23 posted on 08/25/2012 7:00:28 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: MisterArtery
This reeks of death by Darwin.

Yeah, I was gonna make a comment about that then I chickened out for fear of getting flamed. But having said that, there's always that element of irony when unwise people give Mother Nature a hand by taking themselves out of the reproductive pool.

Anyway, I bet it would have been a real pretty wedding picture, except for the obvious.

24 posted on 08/25/2012 7:06:50 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Loyalist

Amazing how many unfunny comedian wannabe’s there are on FreeRepublic these days.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: Loyalist
Seriously, head out of butt and watch your step when walking near a waterfall.

Who raised this person?

26 posted on 08/25/2012 7:08:17 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Balding_Eagle
According to the reporter, the wedding may still be held today.

That reporter really got it wrong. Per the link posted in comment #8, she was already married and wanted more pictures. I didn't know people took more wedding pictures two months after the wedding.
"....the woman, who had been married in June, wanted some extra photos taken for her wedding album.
27 posted on 08/25/2012 7:10:56 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: Kenton
Anyway, I bet it would have been a real pretty wedding picture, except for the obvious.

(paging through wedding album)

"And here's the wife in mid flight..."

28 posted on 08/25/2012 7:14:04 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: eartrumpet

Depends on whom he falls for.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 7:20:29 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: wolficatZ

Moron alert right back at ya.

Someone pee in your cornflakes already today?


30 posted on 08/25/2012 7:20:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012 "I Built It'...Obama's defeat)
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To: Gay State Conservative

There is a reason the brain says, “What, wait, I don’t want to go there!”


31 posted on 08/25/2012 7:23:25 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Why would anyone joke about this? I am disgusted.
Where ate mods?? Geez. I am totally shocked and sad freepers are doing this


32 posted on 08/25/2012 7:24:27 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: Gay State Conservative

Why would anyone joke about this? I am disgusted.
Where ate mods?? Geez. I am totally shocked and sad freepers are doing this


33 posted on 08/25/2012 7:24:34 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: cubreporter; COUNTrecount; SIDENET; Bigg Red
Why would anyone joke about this? I am disgusted. Where ate mods?? Geez. I am totally shocked and sad freepers are doing this

Okay, the story is very sad but I have to ask:

Mary, is that you?

34 posted on 08/25/2012 7:37:38 AM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Fido969

Pay attention to Journo ineptitude.

The wedding was already held in June.


35 posted on 08/25/2012 7:46:46 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012 "I Built It'...Obama's defeat)
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To: Loyalist
Two witnesses — whose identity was not confirmed by police — had to be transported to hospital to be treated for extreme shock

Wow. So sad for the family and to be Groom. That is one way she probably never expected to die.

I don't know HOW I will die but I do know how I will NOT die. Skydiving, bungee jumping, on a motorcycle, in a meth lab explosion, playing chicken with a freight train, moose hunting, flying in a Cessna, etc......

36 posted on 08/25/2012 7:47:25 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Loyalist
Why would they post a picture of a wedding ring set on a pile of popcorn for this story? Perhaps a picture of the water falls or the lovely victim would have been more appropriate? Strange.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 7:55:00 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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38 posted on 08/25/2012 7:58:02 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Fido969

“Was to be held”

Past perfect future tense?


39 posted on 08/25/2012 8:03:50 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: P.O.E.
I guess journalism is now a race for online click-counts, and time is money.

That's right. You see the best examples on Foxnews.com. It is truly pathetic that this kind of ignorance passes the editor. Nobody bothers to proof read before posting their stories on their news site.

40 posted on 08/25/2012 8:07:31 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: Post5203

But think of the number of people who fall into the Grand Canyon either on foot or in a car EVERY year. You should always try to look at the bright side of the story. Within that bright side there is more or less humor. You just have to find it.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 8:17:21 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: submarinerswife

That’s very subtle French Canadian humor. You’ll never figure it out unless you are one of them!


42 posted on 08/25/2012 8:20:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: submarinerswife
I don't know HOW I will die but I do know how I will NOT die. Skydiving, bungee jumping, on a motorcycle, in a meth lab explosion, playing chicken with a freight train, moose hunting, flying in a Cessna, etc....

By not enjoying life's thrills and what it offers you are dying and not even noticing it.

43 posted on 08/25/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT by trailhkr1
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To: trailhkr1

I was thinking of posting a similar thought, but dying in a meth lab explosion isn’t exactly my idea of “enjoying life’s thrills”.....


44 posted on 08/25/2012 8:29:54 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Loyalist

How awful.


45 posted on 08/25/2012 8:33:34 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Loyalist

Dreadful. RIP.


46 posted on 08/25/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: Gasshog
You would think the hosers might construct a railing or something, A?

You'd think that an intelligent person would have opted for a blue (bleu?) screen and photoshop.

Not meant to be a joke. I've hiked around Great Falls (VA and MD) too many times not to understand the potential danger in walking around waterfalls.
47 posted on 08/25/2012 4:05:48 PM PDT by tanknetter
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