A man has drowned underwater, where he swam to propose to his girlfriend during their “bucket list” holiday in Tanzania.
The man identified as Steven Weber drowned on Friday after he had gone underwater to ask his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine to marry him.
Kenesha Antoine posted a video of him popping the question in a Facebook post before his death on Friday. The footage shows the moment Mr Weber, from Baton Rouge in Louisiana, swam up to an underwater window before holding up an A4 sheet of paper asking Ms Antoine to marry him and she is seen laughing with joy, along with the comment: “Yes! Yes! Yes!”.
Steven Weber and Kenesha Antoine were staying in a wooden cabin that had a partially submerged structure allowing them to look out under the ocean.
The note 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!”
Mr Weber, wearing a snorkel and flippers, then turned the note over to reveal words on the other side which read: “Will you please be my wife? Marry me???”
He then pulled an engagement ring out of his pocket before swimming out of view.
She later posted an update revealing he had died; he “never emerged from those depths”.
Ms Antoine wrote: “There are no words adequate enough to honour the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber Jr.
There are no words adequate enough to honor the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered. You never met a stranger, and you brought so much joy to so many people. You were kind, compassionate, you regularly made me cry with laughter, and you showered me with a love like none I’d ever experienced.
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.
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. 💔
Please pray for all the family and friends that loved him so much. Please love each other while you can, as hard as you can. I know that wherever in the universe Steven’s spirit now resides, that is exactly what he’s doing: giving love and spreading joy and laughter. 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.
Rest well, my sweet baby! Always know that you are forever loved! ❤️😢🙏🏽
Man drowns after going underwater to propose to his girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/fEGC030mMh
— #BBNaija Laila Ijeoma (@LailaIjeoma) September 21, 2019