While posing for a photo shoot in her wedding dress near a river in Montreal, a woman slipped and fell into water about 1-foot deep. The “wedding dress got soaked and became extremely heavy. She started slipping and falling down when the photographer grabbed her but she was too heavy that he couldn’t pull her from the edge,” according to Quebec provincial police Sgt. Ronald McInnis.
The weight of the dress pulled her to the bottom of the river, about 20-feet below the surface, and about 100-feet from the edge of the river where she initially fell in. The police noted that there was not much water and that the current in this particular area was not very strong.
A very sad day for the family of the bride and the photographers involved in this tragedy… This tragic story serves as a reminder to always exercise extreme caution when photographing subjects in or around water.