Newlywed aspiring pastor drowns in front of his wife on their honeymoon

Newlywed aspiring pastor, 22, drowns in front of his wife on their honeymoon in Florida after strong current swept the pair away from the shore Cheyenne Hedrick and Dalton Cottrell, 22, tied the knot on Saturday in Kansas  The newlyweds were swept away from shore by a strong current while in Florida Hedrick told police that it was Cottrell's first time in the ocean and he began to 'freak out,' pulling her underwater with him as she tried to save him  The lifeguard dragged Cottrell, who was foaming at the mouth, to shore on his paddleboard and attempted to perform CPR but sadly he could not be saved

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 06:59 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 06:59 BST, 1 August 2019

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An aspiring pastor from Iowa who had been married for three days drowned on Tuesday while honeymooning in Florida, officials say.

'Yesterday afternoon while at the beach the Lord decided to call my husband Dalton to come home to him,' Cheyenne Hedrick, 22, said on Facebook following the tragedy.

Cheyenne Hedrick and Dalton Cottrell, both 22, tied the knot on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, and were set to enjoy a lifetime of happiness when the newlyweds were swept away from shore by a strong current.

Cheyenne Hedrick and Dalton Cottrell, both 22, tied the knot on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, and were set to enjoy a lifetime of happiness when the newlyweds were swept away from shore by a strong current

Cheyenne Hedrick and Dalton Cottrell, both 22, tied the knot on Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, and were set to enjoy a lifetime of happiness when the newlyweds were swept away from shore by a strong current

'Yesterday afternoon while at the beach the Lord decided to call my husband Dalton to come home to him,' Cheyenne Hedrick, 22, said on Facebook following the tragedy

'Yesterday afternoon while at the beach the Lord decided to call my husband Dalton to come home to him,' Cheyenne Hedrick, 22, said on Facebook following the tragedy

Hedrick told police that it was Cottrell's first time in the ocean and he began to 'freak out,' pulling her underwater with him as she tried to save him. 

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