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Woman Struck By Lightning Moments Before Proposal

The cruel hand of fate has really had it out for matrimony this week. The other day we posted a story about a couple who married in the E.R. after a tragic crash, and this is another even more tragic story. Bethany Lott and her boyfriend Richard Butler were both excited for their hike to the top of Max Patch Bald Mountain in North Carolina. This was a trip that Lott had wanted to make since she and Butler began dating and was happy to finally have it happening. Butler planned to make his girlfriend’s day even more memorable because he was going to propose. With the ring in tow, Butler followed behind Lott for the 4,600-foot climb to the summit. But before he had a chance to ask for Lott’s hand, the couple was struck by a bolt of lightning. The shock knocked Butler to the ground. Once he was alert, he crawled over to Lott—she wasn’t breathing. He tried to revive his girlfriend for 15 minutes, but couldn’t get her to start breathing again. Unable to get a signal with their cell phones, Butler returned to his car and stopped at the first house he saw for help. EMTs arrived and tried to revive Lott but could not, saying that it was likely the lightning instantly killed her. “I put the ring on her finger while the EMTs were working on her,” he said. “They are listing me as her fiancé in the obituaries.” So freaking sad. [Newser]

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