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Groom-to-be John falls head over heels in love!

By Beth Perry 6th December 2017

Groom-to-be John falls head over heels in love!

A holidaymaker who fell head over heels in love had a disaster as he was about to pop the question during a romantic walk along the coast path near Mawgan Porth on Saturday morning.

John Dardiz slipped and broke his ankle as he plucked up the courage to propose to his girlfriend Suzannah Newham at about 11.20am.
He did not let his predicament get in the way of his grand plan and asked Suzannah to marry him as he lay on the wet ground while they waited for the emergency services to arrive.
Thankfully Suzannah said ‘yes’ and the couple, from Bristol, were grinning from ear to ear despite the accident.

Newquay Coastguard Search and Rescue Team, along with Cornwall Air Ambulance and a land ambulance, were in attendance. John’s ankle was placed in a vacuum splint and he was given pain relief as they enjoyed some light-hearted banter with their rescuers.
Instead of being able to celebrate their proposal in the pub, the couple were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by HM Coastguard so John could receive further treatment. The groom-to-be took a picture of his ankle in a cast next to a bottle of Champagne and thanked the rescuers for their ‘great banter’ after the accident.

Regie Butler, a Newquay Coastguard rescue officer, said: “It was an unfortunate accident but John was very stoic. The best man’s got the best speech to give now.”
A spokesman for Newquay Coastguard added: “The team were paged to assist a male who had fallen and possibly had a broken ankle on the coast path near to Mawgan Porth. The location was some distance from the nearest road, across several fields.

“The casualty and his partner were located, his ankle was placed in a vacuum splint and he was given pain relief, then lifted over the fence and transported by the Coastguard to the waiting South West Ambulance Service ambulance and crew at the road.

“John and Suzie were visiting Cornwall for the weekend.
“They decided to walk the coast path and John was intending a romantic proposal, however after slipping and injuring his ankle, he decided whilst waiting for the emergency services that proposing there and then was going to be more romantic than a hospital bed! He then asked Suzie to marry him.
“We are pleased to report she said yes! Congratulations to you both from all of the team.”

By Beth Perry 6th December 2017

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