An Electrifying Marriage Proposal!

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An Electrifying Marriage Proposal!
Thu 07-06-2012

A marriage proposal in southern Indiana concluded with an electric shock late Wednesday, when the hot air balloon carrying the future bride and groom hit a power line and knocked the pilot unconscious, reported CNN.

The airborne marriage proposal was heading for a happy end, as the balloon began to land at about 8 p.m. in Sellersburg, Indiana.

"When the basket touched the ground, the female said 'yes' to the engagement," said Major Chuck Adams with the Clark County, Indiana Sheriff's office.

But they had landed on a patch overgrown with tall grass, so the pilot and balloon owner, Dallas Beall, boosted the balloon "and tried to land again, and that's when it hit the wires," Adams said.

The basket holding the passengers made contact with the power lines. An electric shock knocked Beall out, who fell into the bride-to-be, giving her an electric jolt as well.

The pilot and bride-to-be were transferred to local hospitals, said Dennis Blake, emergency dispatcher in Clark County, Indiana.