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Tanzania: Man dies proposing to girlfriend underwater

An American man Steven Weber was on holiday in Tanzania with his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine when he decided to do something different to show his love.

Weber decided to propose to Kenesha Antoine underwater at the Manta Resort, off Pemba Island.

But he never emerged from under the water.  Footage shows Weber diving under water to ask Ms Antoine to marry him.

Weber is seen in a footage Weber pressing a hand-written proposal note against the cabin window as Ms Antoine films from inside.

Ms Antoine, confirming Mr Weber’s death in a Facebook post, said he “never emerged from those depths”.

BBC reported that the Manta Resort said Mr Weber “tragically drowned while free diving alone outside the underwater room” on Thursday afternoon.

“It is with the deepest regret that we inform that a fatal accident occurred at The Manta Resort on Thursday 19 September, 2019,” the resort said in a statement.

Kenesha Antoine and Steven Weber
Kenesha Antoine and Steven Weber were on a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip when the accident happened. Photo: Image copyrightKENESHA ANTOINE ON FACEBOOK

According to the resort, Mr Weber and Ms Antoine had booked four nights at the resort’s underwater room.

It cost the couple $1,700-a-night.

The US Department of State said it is aware of the death of Weber.

“We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss,” a spokesperson was quoted by the BBC adding “We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.”


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