Steubenville, Ohio – A newlywed couple’s dream honeymoon in the Caribbean turned into a nightmare when the husband was killed in a freak waterskiing accident just three days after their wedding. Nate and Mariana Kuhlman, of Steubenville, had tied the knot on October 28 and were enjoying their time in St. Lucia when tragedy struck, according to a GoFundMe page set up in their honor.
The couple’s joyous celebration quickly turned into heartbreak as Nate lost his life in the accident. The GoFundMe page described him as a “wonderful husband, friend, son, and brother in Christ.” While no further details about the accident were provided, it is clear that Nate’s untimely death has left his loved ones devastated.
Nate, an alumnus of Franciscan University in Steubenville, was known for his kind and adventurous spirit. Those who knew him spoke of his ability to connect with people and his zest for life. The GoFundMe page, which has raised over $100,000, is seeking assistance to cover funeral costs and travel expenses for the grieving family.
Nate’s mother, Heather Kuhlman, expressed her grief on Facebook, sharing that her son’s death had taken everyone by surprise. Despite the pain, she emphasized that their faith was helping them cope with the unimaginable loss. Heather asked for prayers as they bring Nate’s body back home.
The circumstances leading up to the accident remain unclear, leaving friends and family searching for answers.
The tragic waterskiing accident that claimed Nate Kuhlman’s life serves as a reminder of how quickly life can change. The newlywed couple’s dream honeymoon turned into a nightmare, leaving their loved ones grappling with grief and seeking support from the community.