Man Dies After Underwater Proposal Goes Wrong
By R.J. Johnson - @rickerthewriter
September 22, 2019
One man's plan to give his girlfriend an unforgettable proposal turned into tragedy this week after he died while asking his love to marry him while underwater during a vacation in Tanzania.
Steven Weber drowned while he was asking Kenesha Antoine to marry him while they were vacationing at an island resort located off the east coast of Africa on Thursday. Antoine shared the news of her boyfriend's death to Facebook, writing that he never surfaced to hear her answer: "Yes! Yes! A million times yes, I will marry you!!"
There are no words adequate enough to honor the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered. 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.
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 cruelest twist of fate imaginable.
Kenesha posted video of the proposal to her Facebook page.
The video shows Weber holding a note in a plastic ziplock bag up to the window of an underwater room where the couple was staying at The Manta Resort, off Pemba island.
“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.
Weber flips the note around and shows the other side, which asks Antoine to be his bride. Weber showed a ring, and then swam out of view of the camera.
It's unclear what happened next, but according to the resort's CEO, local police are investigating the incident.
"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," Antoine wrote. "Rest well, my sweet baby! Always know that you are forever loved!"