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Bride Drowns During 'Trash-the-Dress' Photo Shoot After Wedding Dress Drags Her Under Water

"‘take some pictures of me while I swim a little bit in the lake'"

A Canadian woman modeling for wedding photos a month after her nuptials drowned after her dress got wet and dragged her into the depths of a lake.

Maria Pantazopoulos was being photographed for a "trash-the-dress" session -- a relatively new fad where brides will take photos of themselves in their bridal gowns in messy situations with the reasoning that the dress no longer needs to remain in mint condition.

Pantazolpoulos, in this case, was standing in a lake near Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, Quebec, when the current dragged the 100-pound woman under the water, according to CTV News:

"She had her wedding dress on and she said, ‘take some pictures of me while I swim a little bit in the lake,’ she went in and her dress got heavy, I tried everything I could to save her,” said photographer Louis Pagakis.

“I jumped in, I was screaming and yelling, we tried our best," said Pagakis, pushing back tears.

Pantazolpoulos' body was found a few hours later. She was married on June 9.

The photographers were taken to the hospital in shock.

Watch CTV News' report here.

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