What was supposed to be a happy occasion turned into a tragic event for an Iowa couple on their honeymoon in Florida.

KCRG reports that 22-year-old Dalton Cottrell from Malcom, Iowa was swimming in the ocean near Crescent Beach with his new wife, Cheyenne when he was pulled in by the current.

Dalton struggled, went underwater, and was unable to pull himself out. After being pulled out of the water, he was pronounced dead at a St. Augustine hospital.

It was reportedly Dalton's first time in the ocean.

Cheyenne made a public Facebook post sharing the news of Dalton's death:

"3 days of wedded bliss turned into a nightmare very quickly for the Cottrell family as well as my own. Many of you know but more of you do not; so the family and I decided to put the awful news here on Facebook though this is not where I wish to place it or even have to say it. Yesterday afternoon while at the beach the Lord decided to call my husband Dalton to come home to Him."

Dalton and Cheyenne recently completed their junior year at Faith Baptist Bible College. Cheyenne is employed by Chick-fi-A Ankeny, who shared a Go Fund Me page for Dalton's family.