In a tragic incident, a man dove into an underwater room to carry out what should have been a romantic proposal — but he never made it out.
Steven Weber and girlfriend Kenesha Antoine were on vacation together in Tanzania. They stayed at the luxury Manta Resort, famous for its floating accommodations and underwater rooms, BuzzFeed reports.
Kenesha was in the underwater room when Steven decided to pop the question. Already underwater, he tapped on the glass to get Kenesha’s attention, then showed her a message written on paper along with a ring.
“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,” the message said. “Will you please be my wife. Marry me???”
Kenesha says he didn’t make it out of the water, so he never got to hear her 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,” she wrote on Facebook.
“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.”
The Louisiana couple had booked four nights at the resort. The Manta Resort told the BBC that Steven “tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room.” CEO Matthew Saus said that his staff responded to a “problem in the water” but when they arrived “absolutely nothing could be done.”
“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,” Kenesha wrote.
How absolutely devastating. Our thoughts are with you.