A bride’s near-death experience was captured on camera when she jumped into the ocean in her wedding gown.
Taking part in the popular ‘trash the dress’ ritual, Amy Zuno jumped off a boat to join her new husband Eric, only to be engulfed by the weight of her water-logged gown. Footage shows Zuno climbing of the safety rail of a boat to jump in the water while friends and family cheer.
However, as soon as Zuno jumps in she immediately begins to sink. Friends grow worried as they yell “Find her!” and “Pull her dress up.” A female friend immediately jumps in, followed by two others who manage to pull Zuno to the surface and free her from the gown.
"I felt the weight of the dress on me. I heard screaming and people jumping into the water so then I was like, okay, maybe I just got married and I'm going to die today,” she said.
In the video, there was relief on her face as she bobbed up. However when it comes to the ill-judged ritual she said, “I don’t regret it.”
‘Trash the dress’ has become a big trend among brides but it can sometimes go horrible wrong. In 2012 Maria Pantazopoulos drowned while posing for trash the dress pictures in a river near Montreal.