Aspiring Pastor Drowns on Honeymoon in Florida: ‘3 Days of Wedded Bliss Turned into a Nightmare
I have several news stories similar to this on my blog: people who marry, but within minutes or hours or days, one or both married people are dead.
This goes to show that marriage is not a guarantee of lifelong companionship, stability, or happiness, as so many marriage-promoting conservative Christian and secular groups depict it as being.
After three short days of “wedded bliss” a young Iowa woman went from bride to widow after her husband tragically drowned while on their honeymoon.
“Yesterday afternoon while at the beach the Lord decided to call my husband Dalton to come home to him,” Cheyenne Hedrick, 22, said of the incident on Facebook.
After tying the knot on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, Dalton Cottrell, 22, and Hedrick celebrated their union with a trip to Florida.
The newlyweds were enjoying a swim at Crescent Beach in St. Augustine on Tuesday when a strong current swept them deeper into the ocean.
As the water got stronger, Hedrick told police that Dalton “began to struggle,” KCRG-TVreported.
“She attempted to assist him, but was unable to help him due to him pulling her under,” police said in a statement, KCRG-TV reported.