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23rd Sep 2019

Man drowns while proposing to his girlfriend underwater

An American man has died in Tanzania after his attempt to propose to his girlfriend went horribly wrong.

Steve Weber and his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine had been staying in an underwater cabin in Tanzania, and Weber attempted to propose by swimming to the area outside the cabin and pressing a note against the cabin’s window.

After making the proposal, Weber swam back towards the surface, but got into difficulty and drowned.

Antoine was able to capture this footage, and shared much of it to Facebook, along with a touching statement about her would-be fiancé.

“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.”

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“And knowing him, always quick with an off-color joke, he’s probably entertaining someone with a story about how he royally screwed up that proposal and died while being extra.”

“It is with the deepest regret that we inform that a fatal accident occurred at The Manta Resort on Thursday 19 September, 2019,” the resort said in a statement, confirming the death.

Antoine’s statement can be read in full below.