A young Iowa bride suddenly became a widow on her honeymoon this week when her husband Dalton Cottrell drowned in Florida. The couple had only been married three days when the man died.
22 year-old Dalton Cottrell was with his new wife Cheyenne at a Florida beach on Tuesday when he got caught in a strong rip current that carried him further out into the deeper waters. Dalton struggled against the current before dissapearing beneath the water according to an incident report by the St. John’s County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the police report, Cheyenne told authorities that it was Dalton’s first time being in the ocean and he “started to freak out”. Cheyenne tried to help her husband but he kept pulling her under the water. A lifeguard and a man from the beach swam out to help rescue Dalton and pulled him back to shore. By the time deputies arrived at the scene, a rescuer was performing CPR. He was transfered to local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“I would like to encourage Eagle Nation to pray for, love, and support both Cheyenne and Dalton’s family,” Faith Baptist Bible President Jim Tillotson said in a statement on the school’s website. “May we do all we can to support all of them through this difficult time.”
Cheyenne closed her post by asking for prayers during this difficult time. “Please pray for I and all families as we grief”.