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19-year-old killed by freak wave after asking for permission to marry girlfriend

Posted On: Mar 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

A 19-year-old from Michigan who was vacationing in the Bahamas was killed when a gigantic wave swept him away as he was hiking. The tragedy came shortly after he asked his girlfriend's family for permission to marry her. Jonathan Brussow met his girlfriend, Athena Williams, at a summer party just after they finished the eighth grade. The two bonded the next year as they sat next to each other on the school bus after Brussow moved down the street from Williams. It was during those rides that their relationship blossomed.

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