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Two Groomsmen Save the Day, Rescue Capsized Fisherman During Wedding Photos

By Hanssie on May 8th 2014

Every wedding photographer knows the mad dash of getting romantic photographs of the newly married couple on a wedding day – right after the pronouncement of husband and wife, then the ensuing organizational nightmare of getting every Great Aunt and second cousin in the correct shots, to the minutes preceding the Grand Entrance – the beautiful portraits of the Mr. and Mrs. that will hopefully grace the wall above their fireplace.


For one Australian photographer, that time was cut even shorter while, in the midst of the wedding photos, the groomsmen stripped down to their jocks and jumped into the ocean to save a capsized fisherman.


While posing for wedding photos on a jetty in Palm Cove, Jo-Anne and Aaron Easterbrook and their wedding party noticed a dinghy overturn precariously close to the rocks. The exhausted fisherman, clinging to the boat, was unable to swim ashore so two of the groomsmen, Dougal Grey and Clayton Deane, immediately jumped in, pulled the boat and the fisherman to safety.



groomsmen-saves-day-5Pictures of the dramatic ordeal were caught by Photographer Jaypee Abraham and Videographer Glenn Saggers of Threadless Films using their aerial drone. Immediately following the rescue, the wedding photos continued on with two very wet groomsmen. After all, they had a reception to get to.

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Watch video from the rescue:

[via Daily Mail/ Images Courtesy of Jaypee Abraham and Threadless Films]



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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

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