Friends remember Louisiana man who drowned during proposal


TANZANIA (CNN) – A Louisiana man drowned shortly after proposing to his girlfriend.

It happened while the couple was vacationing in Tanzania. They were staying in a cabin with a bedroom submerged in the ocean.

Kenesha Antoine shared this video on Facebook – showing the last precious moments of her boyfriend, Steven Weber’s life.

The two were at a resort in Tanzania, when weber took a dive underwater with a note in a ziplocked bag for the love of his life.

One side of the 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.”

On the other side of the note, weber asked Antoine to marry him.

But then, weber swam off, and never surfaced.

On Facebook, Antoine wrote, “you never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, ‘Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!’

“Super creative, super bright, intelligent, loving, wise.”

Jarred Monson says he and Steven were best friends for 23 years, and he considered him family.

“He told me that I’m going to marry this one, that’s what he told me, he said I’m going to marry Kenesha, I’m going to ask her to marry me.”

The love of music and dancing brought them together many moons ago.
Monson says he broke down a few times at work Friday but knows Steven would want him to be strong.
“That smile never stops but he’s the kind of guy that when he walks into a room, he’s glowing and its like the ripple effect, it makes you feel very happy to be around him because he’s just a beautiful and very bright bright soul.”

Steven and Kenesha’s love stopped short, before they were set to spend the rest of their lives together.

But their love will endure.

As she said, 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.

The resort issued a statement confirming the death saying, “our sincerest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with his girlfriend, families and friends impacted by this tragic accident”.

This in now under investigation.

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(This story was originally published on September 23, 2019)

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