Bride-to-be swept to death by sea wave on Proposal Rock

December 5th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Dec 5 (ANI): A romantic marriage proposal turned fatal for a Filipino bride-to-be after she was swept away by a sea wave on Proposal Rock on the Oregon coast.

Scott Napper had taken 22-year-old Leafil Alforque to Proposal Rock near Neskowin Beach to pop the question when a 3 feet high wave suddenly came toward them and swept her out of the sea.

Napper and Alforque had been dating since they met on the Internet in 2005.

Alforque had arrived in Oregon on a visa from the Philippines just three days before the fateful day.

While Napper was preparing to propose Alforque with a ring in his pocket, a wave about 3 feet high suddenly came toward them.

“I turned into it to keep from getting pulled under it,” Fox News quoted Napper as saying.

By the time he turned to find Alforque, she had been caught by the receding waters.

“She was about 30 feet away, getting swept away,” Napper added.

He tore off his jacket to get rid of any extra weight, and when he looked up again she was gone.

“That’’s the last I saw of her,” he said, breaking into tears.

He tried to search her through rescuers, buy saw no sign of Alforque.

Thick fog and dangerous water conditions hampered the rescue efforts before the search was suspended on Monday. (ANI)

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