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Bride shares iconic wedding photo after helicopter flood rescue

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Kate Fotheringham sent out a plea for help, when she became trapped by rising floodwaters near Taree.

A NSW bride who sent out a plea for help when she became trapped by rising floodwaters on her wedding day has shared an iconic photo from her big day.

In keeping with tradition, Kate Fotheringham and Wayne Bell spent the night before their wedding apart.

But when the pregnant bride-to-be woke up at her parent's property just inland from Taree - Ms Fotheringham realised she was surrounded by flood waters.

https://twitter.com/KatelFog/status/1373859864372387841

"Beautiful, just not on your wedding day," she said.

With no way to get to her venue at the local showgrounds in Wingham, she made a plea for help on social media.

Affinity Helicopters answered the call and arrived at the property to chopper her out.

Minutes later the bride-to-be was across the swollen creek and ready to wed.

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Her dad Peter walked her down the aisle, who had broken his spine in three places and both of his legs just five months ago.

Finally - after an adventure to the alter - the couple was pronounced husband and wife.

"Update, I made it to the church and married the love of my life," Ms Fotheringham wrote in a post to Twitter today.

"Affinity Helicopters in Port Macquarie came to the rescue and made sure we all got there. This is the bridge that blocked us from making the 5minute drive into town! What a day."

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-weather-taree-bride-trapped-in-floodwaters-on-nsw-mid-north-coast/b2f8ed66-3d39-434a-825a-f428a488f682

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