Heartbreaking Video Shows Moment Before Man Drowned After Giving Emotional Underwater Proposal

By maks in News On 17th April 2024

What should have been one of the happiest moments for a couple turned into a profound tragedy.

Organizing a proposal requires meticulous planning, and although Steven Weber’s intentions were filled with romance, his life tragically ended soon after he proposed to his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine.

The couple was on a trip of a lifetime to Tanzania, choosing to stay at the Manta Resort off Pemba Island.

It's reported that a cabin there can cost up to $1,700 per night.

Steven Weber proposed to his partner Kenesha Antoine in 2019. Facebook / Kenesha Antoine

During his dive, Steven took a unique approach by showing Kenesha a message, pressing it against the glass window of the cabin while she recorded the moment on video.

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The message on one side of the paper said: "I can't hold my breath for long enough to tell you everything I love about you BUT everything I love about you I love more EVERY DAY!"

Then, Steven turned the paper over to reveal another message asking Kenesha to marry him, and he presented a ring right after.


In the video, Kenesha’s laughter, filled with excitement, can be heard.

However, she tragically never had the chance to say yes to him in person because Steven did not resurface after his dive.

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Following this unexpected tragedy, Kenesha wrote a deeply moving post on Facebook.

She uploaded the video of his proposal and other pictures from their vacation.


"There are no words adequate enough to honor the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr," she wrote on September 20, 2019.

"You were a bright light to everyone you encountered. You never met a stranger, and you brought so much joy to so many people."

Kenesha penned a heartbreaking post paying tribute to Steven. Facebook / Kenesha Antoine

"You were kind, compassionate, you regularly made me cry with laughter, and you showered me with a love like none I'd ever experienced."

Her emotional post continued: "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 also mentioned that she was trying to find comfort in the memories of their recent holiday, which they had spent "so happy and absolutely giddy with excitement in our final moments together."

"I will find you and marry you in the next lifetime, and the next, and the next, and the next... I love you so much, and I always will," she added. 


Her message has since received over 41,000 reactions.

At the time of this heartbreaking event, Matthew Saus, the CEO of the resort, expressed that everyone was deeply affected by Steven's death.

He shared with the BBC that the resort staff rushed in response to a reported problem during Steven’s dive, but sadly, "absolutely nothing could be done."

More than four years after this tragic event, the story of Steven and Kenesha continues to touch hearts deeply.