Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Watch: American man dies after proposing to girlfriend underwater

Steve Weber died after proposing to his girlfriend under water at a resort in Tanzania.

Steve Weber died after proposing to his girlfriend under water at a resort in Tanzania.

An American man who proposed to his girlfriend underwater drowned before he heard her say 'yes'.

Kenesha Antoine, the distraught girlfriend, posted the tragic news on Facebook.

“You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!” We never got to embrace and celebrate the beginning of the rest of our lives together, as the best day of our lives turned into the worst, in the cruelest twist of fate imaginable. I will try to take solace in the fact that we enjoyed the most amazing bucket list experiences these past few days, and that we both were so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together,” she posted.

Antoine’s boyfriend Steven Weber Jr, proposed to her underwater at the Manta Resort in Tanzania where they were vacationing.

The couple was staying in one of the underwater rooms.

Weber proposed by swimming underwater and holding a handwritten note against the bedroom windows, according to a video Antoine posted Friday on Facebook, before presenting a ring.

The note, which Weber had placed inside a transparent plastic bag, read, "I can't hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you. BUT...Everything I love about you I love more EVERY DAY!

"Will you please be my WIFE," the note continued. "Marry me???

International reports said the resort confirmed in a statement that a guest had died. The chief executive of the resort, Matthew Saus, reportedly said a male guest tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room. The accident is currently under investigation by the local Zanzibar police authority.

Antoine wrote: “Just a couple days before you died, you said to me, ‘I’ve seen a few cancer patients on this trip, and it dawned on me that this is a once-in-a-lifetime thing that people want to experience before they die. And here we are in the prime of our lives doing this. We are so blessed.’

“Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul. Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever. I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next... I love you so much, and I always will. 💔”

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