US Hikers Get Hitched

Shane Bauer had proposed to Sarah Shourd in Iran prison

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted May 6, 2012 9:32 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's a love story that stood the test of an Iranian prison: Sarah Shourd and Shane Bauer, best known for taking a wrong turn while hiking, have gotten married in California, reports the BBC. Friend and fellow captive Josh Fattal served as best man, and the couple is said to be honeymooning. "Now that this day has come, all I can do is close my eyes and fill with gratitude, for our freedom, for the love of so many generous people around the world, and for the very soil under my feet," wrote Shourd on the Free the Hikers website.

Shane Bauer is embraced by fiancee Sarah Shourd after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Oman.
Shane Bauer is embraced by fiancee Sarah Shourd after stepping off an Omani Royal Air Force plane on September 21, 2011 in Oman.   (Getty Images)
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal wait to speak at an Occupy Oakland rally Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.
Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal wait to speak at an "Occupy Oakland" rally Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran, Iran.
In this May 20, 2010 file photo, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal, sit at the Esteghlal Hotel in Tehran, Iran.   (AP Photo/Press TV, File)
From left, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal wait to speak at an Occupy Oakland rally Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.
From left, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal wait to speak at an "Occupy Oakland" rally Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.   (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
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