NSW bride-to-be rescued from floodwaters on the Mid North Coast
Rain on your wedding day is meant to be good luck – but not 250 millimetres.
A NSW bride sent out a plea for help today, when she became trapped by rising floodwaters and feared she wouldn’t make it down the aisle.
In keeping with tradition, Kate Fotheringham and Wayne Bell spent the night before their wedding apart.
But when the pregnant bride-to-be woke up at her parent’s property just inland from Taree – she realised she was surrounded by flood waters.
“Beautiful, just not on your wedding day,” she said.
With no way to get to her venue at the local showgrounds in Wingham, she made a plea for help on social media.
Affinity Helicopters answered the call and arrived at the property to chopper her out.
Minutes later the bride-to-be was across the swollen creek and ready to wed.
Her dad Peter walked her down the aisle, who had broken his spine in three places and both of his legs just five months ago.
Finally – after an adventure to the alter – the couple was pronounced husband and wife.