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Woman in water-soaked wedding dress drowns in Canada

RAWDON, Quebec - A woman drowned after being pulled under the water by a strong current while she was having photos taken in her wedding dress near waterfalls, Quebec police said Friday.

Sgt. Ronald McInnis of the Quebec provincial police said her body was recovered about four hours after she disappeared under the water.

The woman was married on June 9 and was having photos taken in her dress with picturesque Dorwin Falls as a backdrop in Rawdon, north of Montreal.


While she was being photographed with her feet in the water the dress became saturated with water, leaving her unable to stay above water, police said.

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The photographer and an aide tried to rescue her but were unable to because of the weight of the dress, McInnis said.

She slipped under the water and her body was later recovered in a basin about 100 feet away by a diver, he said.

McInnis said family members were at the location Friday evening.

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He said two witnesses had to be hospitalized and treated for shock.

This article includes reporting by The Associated Press.

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