They added: “The casualty and his partner were located, his ankle was placed in a vacuum splint and he was given pain relief, then lifted over the fence and transported by the Coastguard to the waiting South West Ambulance Service ambulance and crew at the road. Rescue crew members with newly-engaged John Dardis and Suzannah NewhamCredit:Apex “John and Suzie are from Bristol and visiting Cornwall for the weekend, this morning they decided to walk the coast path and John was intending a romantic proposal, however after slipping and injuring his ankle he decided whilst waiting for the emergency services that proposing there and then was going to be more romantic than a hospital bed!”He then asked Suzie to marry him. We are please to report she said yes! Congratulations to you both from all of the team.” Suzannah Newham shows off her ring on the way to hospitalCredit:Newquay Coastguard/SWNS A man fell and broke his ankle as he prepared to propose to his girlfriend, but asked her to marry him while waiting for the emergency services.Suzannah Newham said “yes” as John Dardis lay on his back on wet ground unable to move after the fall near Newquay, in Cornwall.Rescuer crews had some “great banter” with the couple, from Bristol, while administering pain killers and fitting a splint.”He literally fell for her,” a Newquay Coastguard spokesman said after the accident on Saturday morning.The bride-to-be showed off her engagement ring as she posed for a picture with rescuers on the way to hospital. Regie Butler, Newquay Coastguard rescue officer, said: “It was an unfortunate accident, but John was very stoic.”The best man’s got the best speech to give now.”A Newquay Coastguard spokesman said: “The team attended along with Cornwall Air Ambulance. The location was some distance from the nearest road, across several fields.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. Mr Dardis also took a picture of his ankle in a cast next to a bottle of champagne and thanked the rescuers for their “great banter”.The couple were said to be staying at Mawgan Porth, near Newquay, for the weekend.They had gone for a coastal walk when Mr Dardis slipped on wet ground as he was preparing to pop the question.