Man tragically drowns after proposing to his girlfriend underwater

“You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer,” the fiance wrote on Facebook.

A dream holiday for a U.S. couple took a terrifying turn when a man passed away after asking his girlfriend to marry him.

Posted by Kenesha Antoine on Friday, September 20, 2019

Steven Weber Jr. drowned after he romantically proposed to his girlfriend Kenesha Antoine underwater during their trip to Tanzania.

“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,” Antoine shared on her Facebook page.

“There are no words adequate enough to honour the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered,” she added.

“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,”  she continued.

The social media tribute also featured photos and video material of the proposal as Weber dived underwater with a note sealed inside a plastic bag.

“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.”

Posted by Kenesha Antoine on Friday, September 20, 2019

“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,” 

On the backside of the note, Weber asked for his girlfriend’s hand in marriage. He then took out a small box with a ring inside and flipped it open before swimming out of view.

Posted by Kenesha Antoine on Friday, September 20, 2019

In the resort, where the two were staying, told the BBC that Weber “tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room.”

“You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!” Antoine said in the heartbreaking post adding “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.”

According to his Facebook page, Weber was an “RA at St. Christopher’s Addiction Wellness Center.”

Antoine shared that despite the tragic incident, she would always treasure the “once-in-a-lifetime” adventure.

Posted by Kenesha Antoine on Friday, September 20, 2019

“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,” she wrote.

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