ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (CBSNewYork) — There’s a whole new meaning to the term “taking the plunge” after a groom in Alabama jumped into the ocean during his own wedding.
Zac Edwards and his new bride were taking photos with the wedding party when they heard a swimmer got pulled out to sea.READ MORE: Gabby Petito Search: Authorities Combing Wyoming Wilderness For Missing Woman, Fiancé's Whereabouts Remain Unknown
Zac is a lifeguard, so his bride-to-be told him he had to do something. He swam through rough surf to the young swimmer and held onto him until first responders rushed in and got him out.READ MORE: Teen Stabbed To Death After Dutchess County High School Football Game, Former Student Charged
“It beat us up pretty hard getting in, so we pulled up on the beach, everybody grabbed him,” said Edwards. “I got up and she’s running out in her dress, I’m bleeding from the nose trying to tell her to get away because I know how important that dress was, I didn’t want it wet.”MORE NEWS: Man Accused Of Stealing FDNY Coat, Radio From Bronx Fire Station
Zac and his wife, Cindy, say despite the drama it was a beautiful day and they now have a great story to tell their grandkids.