Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

How Jess Fell for Chris

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

How Jess Fell for Chris

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Byline: Patrick Williams

FREE FALLINa: A tandem skydive for Jess Hudson (above) was just the start of her adventure ... when she landed, boyfriend Chris Sarquis proposed (below).

JUMPING out of the aeroplane wasnat the only leap of faith Jess Hudson took when she went skydiving.

The 21-year-old became engaged to partner Chris Sarquis on the Sunshine Coast in a different fashion last month.

As Ms Hudson glided down to Moffat Beach, her Sunshine Coast Skydivers tandem jumper pointed to Mr Sarquis, 27, waiting for her on the ground.

Mr Sarquis had set up a large canvas sign painted with the words: aJess, will you marry me?a

aWe landed there and there was Chris, on one knee, proposing,a Ms Hudson said.

aThere were people on the beach clapping and cheering.

aIt was very beautiful.

aIt was fantastic. There was adrenaline, excitement and a surprise.a

However, Mother Nature almost thwarted the proposal.

The couple had come to Caloundra, where Chris grew up, for a short break. …

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