Newlyweds drown after getting caught in rip

FAMILY and friends of a bride and groom who have tragically died on their honeymoon have returned to the church where they were married to now mourn the couple.

Lynette Rodgers, 26, and her husband John, 28, from Northern Ireland drowned after getting caught in a rip while swimming at Plettenberg Bay in South Africa.

Their bodies were found 200metres apart on Robberg Beach by a local man.


The pair had just begun their lives together, after celebrating their marriage just six days before, on October 17.

Image: Facebook

Image: Facebook

Lynette had taken to Facebook to change her relationship status, profile picture and cover photo as well as to thank everyone for their ‘well wishes’, calling the wedding the ‘best day ever’.

She then posted a photo of two beers and plate of food from Dublin Airport with the caption: “Starting as we mean to go on! Food and drink”.