Romantic proposal ends in disaster when man’s new fiancee topples 650ft off a snowy Austrian mountain moments after saying yes
- Woman, 32, from St Pölten, Austria, said yes after the proposal on December 27
- Partner, 27, tried to catch her when she fell from Falkert mountain in Carinthia
- He was rescued by helicopter and the snow broke the unconscious women’s fall
A romantic proposal ended in disaster when a man’s new fiancee toppled 650 foot off an Austrian mountain, moments after saying yes.
The woman, 32, survived the plummet from the Falkert mountain in Carinthia, Austria, after her 27-year-old partner’s proposal on December 27.
The snow broke the woman’s fall and her partner was left gripping a cliff edge after falling almost 50ft through the air.
But after the bride-to-be, from St Pölten, Austria, said yes, she slipped and fell on the snow.
The woman, 32, survived the plummet from the Falkert mountain in Carinthia, Austria, after her 27-year-old partner’s proposal on December 27 (pictured: Rescuers on the mountain)
Her fiancee, a native of Carinthia, jumped to try and save her but he also lost his footing and the two toppled over the edge.
The couple had trekked to the top of the mountain, which they had climbed wearing snow shoes, earlier that day, reports the The Sun.
Once the unconscious woman had landed near a lake, an onlooker took the her to safety, and she was left with a concussion.
The groom-to-be plunged nearly 50ft before landing on a ledge, and had to be rescued by the Alpin 1 helicopter team using a rope.
They were both given medical treatment, with the man being diagnosed with a vertebrate fracture.
A police officer at the scene said: ‘The two were extremely lucky! Had it not been for snow, it would have turned out very differently.’
The couple had trekked to the top of the mountain (pictured) before the proposal. They plunged over the edge after the woman lost her footing
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