Man tragically falls off a bridge after proposing to his girlfriend

2017-09-07 12:54
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He fell to his death from the railing of a bridge – after hearing his girlfriend’s answer to his proposal.

A 32-year-old unnamed man has tragically died just moments after becoming engaged to the love of his life.

The dreadful incident took place on the 3-km long Irabu Bridge – which is the longest toll-free bridge in Japan.

The couple had been travelling along the bridge when he asked his girlfriend – who had been driving – to pull over near the middle of the iconic landmark. The two climbed out of the vehicle to see the breathtaking view.

The man then romantically went down on one knee to propose to his sweetheart and without a doubt, she said yes! The overjoyed fiancé jumped on to the railing of the bridge to celebrate the happiest moment of his life.

But the jubilant moment took a turn for the worse – after the newly engaged man lost his balance. Tragically, he fell more than 30 metres into the sea below the bridge. 

His panic-stricken fiancée phoned the police and a search-and-rescue operation was launched to find her beloved.

After seven hours of tirelessly searching, rescuers found the man’s body and rushed him to hospital – where he was pronounced dead.

“We’ve learned that he’d been drinking before this happened,” said a police spokesman to Japan Today.

Sources: metro.co.uk, dailymail.co.uk

 

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