(NEWSER) – A couple’s first date in California’s San Bernardino National Forest turned out to be anything but romantic yesterday as the remains of Hurricane Linda sent a storm of heavy rain and hail over the area. While hiking in Forest Falls, east of Los Angeles, the pair became trapped in a flash flood and attempted to cross a waist-deep river runoff hand in hand, a fire official tells NBC Los Angeles. The current soon pulled both underwater and the frantic woman watched as her date was swept away. An off-duty police officer heard her screams and was able to pull her from the water, while another hiker also ran to help. “We just found her in a state of shock,” he says. Police called off the search for the Rancho Cucamonga man, 29, when a body was found about a mile from where he vanished, report KABC and CBS Los Angeles. A hiker’s backpack was also found. Also in San Bernardino County yesterday, fire officials say they had to rescue an individual whose vehicle was swept away in a flash flood, per the AP. NBC Los Angeles reports a man—it’s not clear if he’s the same person—exited his vehicle and was swept into a storm drain. He was found alive, though his current condition is unknown. A flash flood warning is still in effect for the area; trees have been uprooted and streets are still filled with water. (This first date also ended badly.)
RIP Guy. But sometimes nature just forces us to change and as we all know, conventional dating has gone by the way side. Netflix and chill is what dating is all about now a days. I mean im cool with that. Get use and learning about one another over maybe a few episodes of The Office. Picking and choosing what shows to watch and what to laugh at tells a lot more about a person than people lying to each other on a normal date. Its more honest that way and this is natures way of telling these two just that. And off the bat rule number 1, go to a dinner or some place public. Don’t go on a first date with a guy in the middle of a forest, that has a major rapey vibe. What happened to just a nice restaurant or a bar where food brings out the honesty in people. 2, how about checking the weather app next time before you go out period? I mean here in SoFla we kinda expect rain most of the times but we still check when it’ll supposedly rain. Well maybe if you’re going through a tropical storm or hurricane brewing in your backyard, maybe dont make plans fucking hiking that entirely takes place outdoors in a large as fuck remote national forest. You kinda deserve get the that flash flood for that.