Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fiancee Killed by Lightning During Surprise Wedding Proposal

**Just a reminder to everyone during this season - Summer Thunderstorm Season: Lightning kills about 58 U.S. residents a year and injures many more. Lightning is HOTTER than the surface of the Sun (really). SO, when you hear thunder or see lightning RUN inside. Don't do what this unfortunate couple did. Take it from me, I'm a meteorologist.
Fiancee Killed by Lightning During Surprise Wedding Proposal
Richard Butler was about to ask Bethany Lott to marry him last weekend when the cruelest hand of nature interrupted. They were at the top of North Carolina's Max Patch Bald , a 4,600-foot mountain on the Tennessee border.
Before the ring was out of his hand, the couple was struck by lightning. Lott, 25, was instantly killed and Butler, 30, was knocked down.
"She was probably five feet in front of me, so given the incline, she was a good bit higher than me, but it jumped to me," Butler told the Ashville, North Carolina, Citizen-Times. "I was spun 180 degrees and thrown several feet back. My legs turned to Jello, my shoes were smoking and the bottom of my feet felt like they were on fire."
Butler and his would-be fiancee braved the stormy skies and intermittent rain to take the hike she had wanted to take since they first dated. Her last words were reportedly, "'God, baby, look how beautiful it is." Lightning is beautiful, but deadly.

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