Proposal Sends Woman Over Cliff, Literally

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2009 8:34 PM CDT
The Billy Goat Trail is a popular, but steep, option for Washington-area hikers.   (Wikimedia Commons)
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(Newser) – A Washington-area woman is in good condition tonight after accepting a marriage proposal—then tumbling off a cliff, the Post reports. The yet-unidentified couple was hiking along a popular but treacherous trail near the Potomac River when the man popped the question; soon thereafter the woman tumbled about 10 feet, sustaining head and chest injuries. Her hard-to-reach landing spot forced authorities to helicopter her out.

“That must have been a heck of a proposal,” said one Maryland fire official. “I believe she did [say yes]. … If she didn’t, I think we ought to investigate this one.”