Prom picture plunge

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Wisconsin (CNN) - Miranda Sachtschale and her date Matt Timm, both juniors at Kettle Moraine, had a magically memorable prom this past weekend.

"It's completely unexpected. It doesn't even happen on TV, and all of a sudden here it is happening to us," said Matt Timm.

They, along with a number of other friends, came to these waters of Lac la Belle in Oconomowoc on Saturday to take a group photo before prom.

Photos: Prom picture plunge

Little did they know as they stood on a wooden pier they were about to make a life-long memory.

Timm had this to say describing his experience, "I heard like, one crack, and then the whole thing collapsed from under us."

Their smiles quickly turned to confusion.

Sydney Rogers can be seen climbing back up a little worse for the wear. Her date, Josh, slightly different reaction.

On the left side of the picture is Ryan Skrove, who is now considered a hero by his girlfriend, Anne McCormack, for his quick reaction as the wood deck fell from below them.  "I just grabbed her and then managed to keep my feet on the beams without falling through."

Soaking wet, the girls and guys were pulled from the water.

Rushing to get dry, they blew a breaker in the house because they were using so many hair dryers. But with some borrowed shirts for the guys and some touch-up on the makeup for the girls, the group finally made it to the prom.

No one was injured.  
They offered some advice to any students taking part in upcoming proms: Check the pier before going out for pictures.

WISN via CNN News Source

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