Woman falls off cliff after shock marriage proposal
A man who proposed to his girlfriend during a hiking trip may have been a bit too successful at sweeping her off her feet.
Rescue officials say that soon after the woman accepted the marriage proposal during an outing along the rugged Billy Goat Trail in Maryland, she slipped and fell about 10 feet down a rock face and had to be rescued by helicopter.
The woman briefly lost consciousness, but her injuries weren't life-threatening.
The spectacular Great Falls of the Potomac River are a popular destination for hikers in the suburbs of Washington.
The Billy Goat Trail, on the Maryland side, is well known by walkers, but it is rocky and rough.
Assistant Chief Scott Graham of the Montgomery County fire department joked to The Washington Post that it must have been "a heck of a proposal."
Authorities did not identify the woman or her fiance, citing laws governing the privacy of medical records.