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Old 19 August 2014, 03:26 PM
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Icon81 Sebastopol Climber Dies From Fall In Yosemite After Proposing To Girlfriend

A Bay Area man died while rock climbing in Yosemite National Park shortly after his girlfriend accepted his marriage proposal.

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...to-girlfriend/
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Old 19 August 2014, 03:34 PM
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Only the second climbing death this year? I wonder how many non-climbing deaths there have been. The year I visited, they had eighteen. Yosemite is a very dangerous place.

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Old 19 August 2014, 07:44 PM
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I wonder how many people die within 24 hours of proposing to their significant other. Assuming the death was not from suicide because of rejection.

On the other hand maybe this was not to bad a thing. If my partner were to risk their live by not taking proper safety precautions, I would have to question their love for me. I would also question the person taking my life seriously as well and making sure I was safe.
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Old 19 August 2014, 08:01 PM
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Dark humor warning: That's not what then mean when they talk about "taking the plunge".

I wouldn't think the rate would be significantly different. Most proposals seem to be done (if any major ceremony is done at all) at venues like sports stadiums where the risk of death is minimal. And the average age of marriage is less than 30 years old, so there wouldn't be too many age-related deaths within that time frame.
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