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Old 09.06.2010, 15:31
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Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

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A young Tennessee woman was struck and killed by lightning on one of her favorite North Carolina mountain trails only moments before her boyfriend was about to propose to her, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Richard Butler, 30, said he and Bethany Lott, 25, both from Knoxville, had ignored the rain and kept heading up Max Patch Bald, a spot that Bethany had longed to show him.In his pocket, he had his own surprise -- an engagement ring.
About 30 seconds before the lightning struck, Butler tells the newspaper, Lott turned around to say: "'God, baby, look how beautiful it is.'"
Butler, who suffered second-degree burns in the ordeal, says he remembers seeing three lightning flashes.
"I was spun 180 degrees and thrown several feet back," he says. "My legs turned to Jell-O, my shoes were smoking and the bottom of my feet felt like they were on fire."
He then crawled to Bethany, who was lying motionless only a few feet away.
At least she lit up his life for a short while.
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Old 09.06.2010, 15:32
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Universe says No.
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Old 09.06.2010, 15:33
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Sad but does the fact they ignored bad weather in the mountains make her eligable for a Darwin Award?
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Should this be filed under "News flash" or "Current affair"?
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:05
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

I wonder if her reaction would have been positive.
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:10
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

He dodged a bullet and she dodged..well nothing
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:11
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Quite a shocking experience.
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:14
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Oh guys, please! Yes, you are very funny (I can see that) but a poor young woman has died horribly ...
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

The atmosphere is always charged at such events.
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:39
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Timing is everything ...
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

At the proposal she felt the hairs on the back of her neck go up...
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:41
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Where are all the compassionate girls when you need them?
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:45
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

He must have thought it quite electrifying.
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

I give up.
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

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Old 09.06.2010, 16:51
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Here here...Very sad.

I think it's a little silly, though, to hike in stormy weather, esp. in the US where some places have the highest ocurrance of lightning (and killed my lightning).

Poor soul.
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

at least their relationship had that special spark that many lack
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:53
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

Hahaha, this thread made my day.

So many funnies.

Win.
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Old 09.06.2010, 16:55
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

I wonder how many joules were in the engagement ring
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Re: Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose

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Should this be filed under "News flash" or "Current affair"?
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