Woman falls down 650-foot cliff after saying yes to proposal

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 13:50 |
It was supposed to be a wonderful day. It ended in tears. Here the rescue helicopter brings the man down from the mountain PHOTO/COURTESY

A romantic proposal ended in tears for an Austrian couple after the woman fell down a 650ft cliff a few moments after saying yes.

An Austrian news website Bild, says the accident happened after the 27-year-old man proposed to the woman. She, however, survived miraculously.

The couple is said to have hiked the snow capped Falkert Mountain a day earlier on December 27,2020 where they hoped to have a wild-romantic date.

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The man tried to save his girlfriend in vain after he too lost balance but he luckily gripped on an edge where hang until rescuers came.

A passerby who found the motionless woman contacted an emergency team. The rescue team had to dispatch a helicopter to save the man who was still clinging on to the cliff edge.

A police officer who was part of the rescue operation and who was quoted by the Daily Mail said the lovebirds were lucky to survive.

"The two were extremely lucky! Had it not been for snow, it would have turned out very differently," said the police officer.

They received medical treatment although the man suffered a bone fracture.

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