Ski lift proposal goes horribly wrong

Posted at 12:59 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 14:59:54-04

Imagine proposing on a ski lift and then dropping the ring 50 feet below into thick brush, while the lift continues to climb the mountain. That’s exactly what happened to a Palm Springs, California couple.

Sean Strickland and Karen Yeoman have been an item for a year. Their mutual faith in God brought them together. His faith in Yeoman is what made Strickland want to pop the question over Memorial Day weekend. Instead, the ring popped out of the box and landed in an ocean of thick mountain brush, as the chair lift continued moving.

"I immediately go numb. I go numb and I’m looking at her and she’s like, ‘did that just happen? Is this a joke," said Strickland.

"He said, ‘I dropped the ring’ and I said, ‘stop playing’," said Yeoman.

"I’m thinking to myself ‘is this a dream. Did this really happen? I can’t believe that this really happened. I was in shock," said Strickland.

They searched and searched but came up empty handed. Then the staff at Snow Summit in Big Bear got involved. 

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