Bride stranded by flood waters begging for help
A blushing bride's fairytale wedding has turned into a wet nightmare as flooding keeps her stranded while her wedding is just hours away.
Kate Fotheringham, who is also expecting a child, is desperately asking for help to get from her parents property to the township of Wingham where the rest of her bridal party is waiting.
The usually narrow Dingo Creek has turned into a dam, while the SES has warned Wingham locals to evacuate near flood waters.
Kate is hoping a good Samaritan with a helicopter might read this story and come to her rescue.
"I'm pregnant so my partner doesn't want me to get in a boat, it's ridiculously stressful," she said.
"Yesterday when we were setting up I thought 'I'm wearing gumboots to my wedding and that's OK', but it's not funny anymore."
Kate is hunkering down with her parents and maid of honour while her husband to be is waiting on the other side of the flood waters in town.
The prospect of missing the wedding isn't just devastating to Kate but also to her father who in October narrowly escaped death when two trees fell on him.
He was left with multiple broken bones and a punctured lung, but the upcoming nuptials of his daughter kept him in fighting spirits.
"My dad had a horrific accident … he had to learn how to walk again and today he is going to walk me down the aisle," Kate said.
"It's been such a rollercoaster of emotions because Dad almost died in October and now we can't even get to the aisle.
"I've had a few tears this morning just because … you don't plan to get through one of the biggest floods in 30 years to get to your wedding."
If you're in Wingham surrounds and can help Kate, get in touch at email@example.com
Originally published as Bride stranded by flood waters begging for help