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Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal on Tanzania trip

Mr Weber wrote “I can’t hold my breath long” in his proposal note

An American man has drowned while proposing to his girlfriend underwater during a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip to Tanzania.

Steven Weber and his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine, were staying in a luxury submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island.

Ms Antoine filmed the moment Mr Weber, wearing goggles and flippers, dived under water to ask her to marry him.

In the video, Mr Weber presses a hand-written note against the cabin window.

Ms Antoine, confirming Mr Weber’s death in a Facebook post, said he “never emerged from those depths”.

The Manta Resort told the BBC Mr Weber “tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room” on Thursday afternoon.

“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.

Matthew Saus, CEO of the resort, said “everyone is shaken to the core” by Mr Weber’s death.

Mr Weber and Ms Antoine had booked four nights at the resort’s underwater room, which lies approximately 250m (820ft) from the shore.

The water where the cabin is anchored is around 10m (32ft) deep.

On the third day of their stay, Mr Weber, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, plunged into the water to hold his proposal note against the cabin’s glass window.

His 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!”

Source|www.bbc.com

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