Man drowns during underwater marriage proposal

A US woman said her "bucket list" holiday in Tanzania ended tragically after her partner died while trying to pull off an underwater proposal, Louisiana news station WBRZ reported on September 20.

This video shows Steven Weber swimming up to the window of an underwater resort, a partially submerged structure anchored to the seafloor that gives guests a look into the ocean.

Weber shows Kenesha Antoine, who's standing inside the room, a piece of paper with a note asking her to marry him.

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! Will you please be my wife? Marry me???"

Weber, wearing a snorkel and flippers, gives Antoine time to read the two-sided note before reaching into his pocket to pull out a ring. He then swims out of frame.

"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 cruellest twist of fate imaginable," Antoine said on Facebook. She did not say how Weber died.

The Department of State told WBRZ on Friday that a US tourist died in Tanzania, but no other details were reported.

Antoine described Weber as a "kind," "compassionate" person who was a "bright light" to those he met.

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