Man Scales Cliff To Propose, Goes Very Badly

by : UNILAD on : 08 Apr 2016 13:39
CaptureCaptureMorro Bay Fire Department

Marriage proposals used to be so straightforward.


These days, the more extravagant the proposal, the better – and Michael Banks takes the cake for one of epic proportions.

Banks, 27, scaled the 600ft Morro Rock in California and proposed to his girlfriend who was watching via FaceTime.

The good news? She said yes. The bad news? He got stuck on the way down and had to be airlifted to safety.


Morro Bay fire Capt. Todd Gailey told the Chicago Sun Times how it all went horribly wrong.

He explained that Banks ‘took a different trail down’ that was ‘much steeper’ than the one he used to climb up. He said: “He couldn’t go any direction, on a sheer ledge, with his feet dangling 80 feet off the ground.”

Rescuers were alerted, and eventually he was rescued via helicopter and hoisted to safety.

Gaily added that Michael was relatively calm but ‘a little unnerved’ during the rescue. Yeah, we probably would be too.

Watch the whole thing here:

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