Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Falling in love...

...but maybe not the way most of us would prefer it!

What seemed like half the L.A. City Fire Department descended on the local park at dusk on Sunday. The reason was obvious to residents who have seen it all too often: someone took a dive off the cliffs. Again.

This time, according to sources at the scene, there was a twist. A man took his 50 year-old love to the park to propose marriage. Some say intoxicating beverages were consumed. To maximize the romance, he took her right to the edge of a pretty steep drop which leads -- after you do a bit of a high-wire balancing act around a fence -- to the famous/notorious "Sunken City."

Inevitably, she slipped. And took a header onto the rocks below. A Fire Department helicopter was called in and, after a paramedic was winched down to her, she was strapped to a litter and flown off to the local emergency hospital...



The wind from the helicopter's rotor set the basket to spinning (that's why it's blurred); I'm not sure the victim was in a position to complain at the moment.

Last word is that she received serious but not life-threatening injuries.

I wonder if the wedding is still on?

12 comments:

fragilewisdom said...

I didn't know about the sunken city. I had to look it up on google. Very interesting reading.

Dorrie said...

the rescued a guy from the La Jolla cliffs here in SD today, too.

I still want to see the sunken city *wink*

Benita said...

Sheesh! What a tale they'll have to tell about their romance...if it survives this mishap!

Benita said...

BTW: When I first read your title, I got excited thinking you were gonna give us the "dish" about meeting your soulmate! Rats! No juicy details!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the city will bill them the cost of the rescue effort.

becomingkate said...

Well that is just silly. I'm glad she's alright, but anyone drinking on a cliff should expect that something bad is going to happen.

deb said...

Wow, she really fell for him!

I know, bad.

lowandslow1 said...

I guess you could say their marriage is getting off to a "rocky" start. ;)

S

Doug said...

They will last if they stop romancing the stone.

John0 Juanderlust said...

Love on the rocks, romancing the stone--If the relationship survives, they will no doubt endure plenty of ribbing.

TuesdayPillow said...

Perhaps they should take this unfortunate turn of events as a sign.

Justfly said...

Alcohol and love is not always a good mixture.
Silly people.