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Martyn Foulds Dies In Fiancées Arms While On Plane To Britain


Before Martyn Foulds boarded his emergency flight at Los Angeles International Airport, he collapsed at the check-in desk.

His fiancée, Sally Mondryk, thought that was the time to take him to the hospital, but he refused. Mondryk told MailOnline,

The British couple eventually got on the plane, but about four hours after the flight took off, pains started to come.

Foulds began complaining about back pain and the struggle to breathe, and even after receiving attention from two doctors and two nurses, Foulds collapsed a second time.

Mondryk said,

The captain of the plane changed course so he could make an emergency landing in Canada. Medics also attempted to perform CPR on Foulds, but it was not enough.

He was pronounced dead when the plane landed.

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What makes the news worse for Mondryk is, just a day before the emergency flight back to the UK, she had proposed to Foulds at the Grand Canyon, MailOnline reports.

Tragically, it wasn't long 'til Foulds died. She said,

Foulds had actually received bad medical news before he left the UK for his trip with Mondryk. The 55-year-old had suffered multiple urine infections but was medically cleared to travel.

The crucial news he didn't receive, though, was revealed during a post-mortem after his death. He was found to have had a tumor on his bowel, MailOnline reports.

Regardless of what exactly triggered his death, what seems certain is things were looking up for him and Mondryk.

She said,

Unfortunately, that future will never be realized.

Citations: MailOnline