An American man Steven Weber drowned while making an underwater proposal to his Tanzanian girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine in Pemba Island. The incident occurred in a submerged cabin at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island where the two love birds were enjoying their holiday.
Footage showed Mr Weber diving under water outside the cabin to ask Ms Antoine to marry him. He presses a hand-written proposal note against the cabin window as Ms Antoine films from inside. Mr Weber’s death was confirmed by Manta Resort which confirmed that the man drowned while free diving.
The Manta Resort, in a statement to media said that Mr Weber drowned outside the underwater roo on Thursday 19 September, 2019. afternoon. CEO, Matthew Saus, of the resort, said that everyone had been shaken to the core by Mr Weber’s death.
Costing $1,700-a-night (£1,300), the cabin is anchored in water around 10m (32ft) deep.
The Resort confirmed that on the third day of their stay, Mr Weber, from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, plunged into the water to make his proposal. Wearing goggles and flippers, he held a note against the cabin’s glass window as Ms Antoine watched on from within.
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!”
Mr Weber never got to hear his girlfriends answer to his proposal. “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,” Ms Antoine said.
The US Department of State said it is aware of the death of a US citizen in Tanzania, in East Africa. “We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss,” a spokesperson said. “We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance”.
Courtesy; BBC World