Prom-bound pals in Wisconsin took a detour for pics on the way to last weekend's big event -- but it wasn't quite the detour they'd planned:
As the group crowded onto the pier Saturday, one person called out that he just heard two cracking sounds, and everyone else stopped, said Josh Orne, 17, one of the students. Without warning, part of the pier gave way, and about half the students dropped feet-first into the water. "The girls starting screaming and basically the guys started laughing. Because it took us no time to get ready, and it took them all week to do it," Orne said. "You know, we all realized right away, this is going to be an unbelievable story to tell." Orne's mother, Sue, was taking pictures at the time, and didn't stop when the pier gave way. One photo shows all the students in a line. The next shows half of them waist-deep in water or supporting themselves on beams while others look on in disbelief.
All the students eventually made it to prom after a second detour to pull themselves together. But Orne is almost glad it happened: "It's going to be one of those memories where we go to our 50-year reunion and it's like, 'Yeah, we were the people who fell in.'"