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British Columbia couple take the plunge...literally

The pastor’s Bible had a small drill hole through it and a lanyard that connected to his climbing harness.

The pastor’s Bible had a small drill hole through it and a lanyard that connected to his climbing harness.

“It’s a custom piece,” said Brad Sumner, a minister with Langley’s Jericho Ridge Community Church, as he prepared to marry a couple on the side of a highrise in downtown Vancouver. “It would be unfortunate if a bible fell on someone’s head and killed them.”

Rick Harker, 64, and Marlene Hoar, 53, were married yesterday in climbing harnesses, their feet pressed against the glass windows outside the fifth floor of Axa Place (999 Hastings St.).

The wedding was part of Drop Zone, an event that raises funds for the B.C. Lions Society Easter Seals for children with disabilities.

The bride wore a cream dress that was accented with lace and fastened at the front with Velcro for her harness. The groom had a black felt hat over a blackened climbing helmet.

The couple raised $6,585 in pledges in lieu of wedding presents.

 
 
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