It was an oh-so-romantic scene atop Falkert Mountain in Carinthia, Austria. He proposed and she said yes. But sadly, "love hurts" isn't just a saying for a man and his new fiancé. Just moments after accepting his proposal she plunged off the side of the mountain.
Both, according to The Sun, were wearing "sensible snowshoes." But a lot o' good those "sensible shoes" did them.
No sooner did the bride-to-be say yes, than she lost her footing and plunged 650 feet over the side of the mountain, landing in an unconscious heap on deep snow below.
Passers-by saw her lying there and called for help.
Miraculously she survived the fall. 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."
Her heroic groom-to-be tried to save her, grabbing her just tightly enough to be pulled over with her! He plummeted about 50 feet before catching a ledge, where he clung until retrieved by an Alpin 1 helicopter rescue team.
I guess you could say that they couldn't help falling in love with each other.
Major props to this guy for proving he'd be willing to risk his own life for his bride!
In the end, the woman sustained a concussion, while the man suffered a fractured vertebra.
It's a tough way to start a life together, but hopefully, things can only go "up" from here.
And just in case this "nearly" tragic story left you feeling less than high on love, here's a little Elvis to restore those romantic vibes ...