Man dies during underwater proposal in Tanzania

Man dies during underwater proposal
Posted at 12:10 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 15:10:24-04

(KGTV) -- A man from Louisiana died after proposing to his girlfriend underwater during a vacation to Tanzania, CNN reports.

Steven Weber and Kenesha Antoine were staying in a wooden cabin with a bedroom submerged beneath the surface of the water off the east coast of Africa when the incident occurred.

According to CNN, Weber proposed Thursday by swimming underwater, holding a handwritten note against one of the bedrooms windows.

"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 note read in part.

Weber then failed to return to the surface, Antoine wrote in a post on Facebook.

"You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, 'Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!' " she wrote.

The resort the couple was staying in confirmed the death in a statement Saturday.