Proposal Sweeps Girl Off Her Feet

December 5, 2008

A proposal turned deadly in Oregon this week when the bride-to-be was literally swept off her feet. Scott Napper, 45, planned to propose to Leafil Alforque, 22, at a spot called Proposal Rock when she was washed off rocks by a huge wave. She is presumed drowned.

The couple met on-line through person.com in 2005. Leafil, from the Phillipines, had arrived in the United States three days prior to the planned engagement. The couple was technically already engaged, as Leafil arrived in the States on a fiancé visa. Scott still planned to do it the old fashion way, on one knee with a ring.

Scott said the tide had started to recede when the couple set out on their walk around the rock. He had the ring in his pocket. According to reports the couple was standing 10 feet from the water when a wave 3 feet high swept the 4-foot-11, 93 pound Leafil into the water. Scott says she disappeared instantly. He jumped in to try and rescue her, but she’d been sucked out to sea.

This Saturday Scott will visit the spot in Silver Falls State Park where the couple planned to marry. He will stand alone, dreaming of what could have been. Then again, I'm sure he'll find another bride - there are plenty of fish in the sea.

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