Man dies after being swept away by floodwaters days after getting married
The body of a man named Josh Byrne was recently found in Costa Rica, just a few days after celebrating his wedding.
Bryne, a native of Hudson, Massachusetts, tied the knot with his wife Bianca on a farm in New Hampshire last week.
As reported by WCVB, the couple was in Costa Rica on their honeymoon when they were caught off-guard by a flash flood while trying to cross a bridge.
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Rest in peace to Josh Byrne from SJC Drums. A truly wonderful human gone to soon. Heart is aching today. pic.twitter.com/jnIpKvNCgH— Jono Diener (@jonodiener) October 14, 2018
OUT OF NOWHERE
Byrne and Bianca attempted to cross the bridge in a car but they were knocked into the water. She managed to swim to shore but he was swept away.
The late groom's body was found this Saturday, October 13, 2018, and the news was shared by Byrne's family, who asked everyone to keep them in their prayers.
Heartbreaking story....a #Hudson man honeymooning in #CostaRica swept away in a flash flood! His new #bride & family frantically searching...@WCVB @ABC #marriage #JoshByrne #missing #Boston pic.twitter.com/G7cEa2LIzv— Kelli O'Hara (@KellifromBoston) October 13, 2018
A WHOLE WEEK WORTH OF EFFORT
The grieving family also took the opportunity to thank state Reps. Niki Tsongas and Kate Hogan, Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, the Red Cross and the U.S. Embassy for helping in the search.
According to Nick Gibson, Byrne's cousin, his death came as a shock because he was happy and had just gotten married to the love of his life when the tragedy took place.
Incredibly saddened over the loss of Josh Byrne. An amazing guy and member of the @SJCdrums family, who helped build millions of drums, including my own. Rest easy brother.— Dylan Reed Hamilton (@dylanreeddrums) October 14, 2018
A TERRIBLE LOSS
30-year-old Byrne will forever be remembered by his family and friends for his 'helpful and caring demeanor, his ability to make friends in any setting and his love for his wife.'
As reported by Costa Rica's National Meteorological Insitute, the country's western coast received around 6 inches of rain on Thursday and another 2 to 3 inches were expected on Friday.
Family of Hudson, Mass. native Josh Byrne say his body was recovered this afternoon by the Red Cross. The newlywed, married a week ago today, has been missing in Costa Rica since Thursday when he was swept away in a flash flooding during their honeymoon. pic.twitter.com/ee0TJurRAM— Jonathan Ng (@ByJonathanNg) October 13, 2018
Unfortunately, Byrne wasn't the only one losing his life to floodwaters; recently, Kaiden Lee Welch, a 14-month-old boy, died after being swept away in New Salem, North Carolina.
His mother, Dazia Lee, was on her way to Wadesboro with her son when her car was hit by the strong waters and thrown across a field into a tree. She managed to get out of the vehicle and grab her son from his car seat.
Sadly, she couldn't hold onto Kaiden and the boy got lost in the water. His body was found the next day by divers, wedged between the car's bumper and the tree.