A bride posing for photographs in her wedding gown has drowned after her dress got wet and dragged her into a river near a 'violently' rushing waterfall in Canada.
The 30-year-old, who has not been named because police haven't notified all of her family, was standing on a rock when she slipped and fell into the Ouareau River near Dorwin Falls, north of Montreal, at around 2.30pm. Her body was found several hours later, around 6pm.
The woman yelled 'I'm slipping, I'm slipping, I'm slipping,' before falling off the rock she was perched on for her wedding pictures, according to CBC.
'She was doing the photo shoot in about 6 inches or 1-foot of water when part of her wedding dress got soaked and became extremely heavy,' McInnis told MailOnline.
'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.
'Another person tried to grab her but also was unable to save her from falling into the river.'
McInnes said the woman, from Laval, a small Island north of Montreal, was found 100-feet from where she fell by a private diver who knows the river and volunteered to help with the search.
The diver pulled her body, still clad in her voluminous wedding dress, from the river, which was 20-foot deep in the part she was found.
'She had sunk to the bottom,' McInnes said.
Two witnesses, believed to be the photographer and an assistant, were hospitalized for extreme shock.
McInnes said the bride's fiance was not present for the photo shoot and neither were any family members. However, her cousins and her brother rushed to the site when they heard of the tragedy.
'It's horrible,' McInnes said. 'This is the first time I've heard of a story like that. I told my partner, this is a story that is going to go all around the world.'
The bride had been married on June 9 but had not had her wedding photos taken yet.
She wanted them taken at the falls, perched on the rocks in her gown, Marco Michaud, a colleague of the photographer taking the pictures told CBC.
She chose the beautiful site, located near the small city of Rawdon, as the backdrop but during the photo shoot she lost her footing on some rocks when her dress got wet.
She tumbled into the water and was weighed down by the heavy material of her wedding dress, pulling her underwater.
Rescue teams made up of police officers in Zodiac boats, firefighters and local divers searched the area for the bride and it was hours before they found any sign of her.
Police initially reported that the woman was on the verge of being married, and that the accident had occurred at the notoriously hazardous Dorwin Falls, nearby.
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