American Man Dies After Proposing To Girlfriend Underwater In Tanzania | NBC Nightly News


PARADISE GETAWAY. IT’S HOW HE ASKED HER TO MARRY IT’S HOW HE ASKED HER TO MARRY HIM THAT MAY HAVE CAUSED HIS HIM THAT MAY HAVE CAUSED HIS DEATH. DEATH. MATT BRADLEY HAS MORE. MATT BRADLEY HAS MORE.>>WHAT DOES THAT SAY?>>WHAT DOES THAT SAY?>>Reporter: WHEN STEPHEN WEBER>>Reporter: WHEN STEPHEN WEBER PROPOSED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND, HE PROPOSED TO HIS GIRLFRIEND, HE DID IT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF DID IT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF DARING, WRITING, I CAN’T HOLD MY DARING, WRITING, I CAN’T HOLD MY BREATH LONG ENOUGH TO TELL YOU BREATH LONG ENOUGH TO TELL YOU EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT YOU. EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT YOU. HER ANSWER, A RESOUNDING YES, HER ANSWER, A RESOUNDING YES, BUT WEBER NEVER HEARD THE REPLY. BUT WEBER NEVER HEARD THE REPLY. HE DROWNED SHORTLY AFTER THIS HE DROWNED SHORTLY AFTER THIS PROPOSAL. PROPOSAL. THE LOUISIANA COUPLE BOTH 40 THE LOUISIANA COUPLE BOTH 40 YEARS OLD HAD BEEN TOGETHER FOR YEARS OLD HAD BEEN TOGETHER FOR TWO YEARS. TWO YEARS. AND WERE CELEBRATING THEIR LOVE AND WERE CELEBRATING THEIR LOVE WITH A BUCKET LIST VACATION. WITH A BUCKET LIST VACATION. STAYING AT A PARTIALLY SUBMERGED STAYING AT A PARTIALLY SUBMERGED HOTEL ROOM ABOUT 30 FEET UNDER HOTEL ROOM ABOUT 30 FEET UNDER WATER. WATER. THE $1700 A NIGHT ROOM IS THE THE $1700 A NIGHT ROOM IS THE CENTERPIECE OF THE RESORT, CENTERPIECE OF THE RESORT, LUXURIOUS RESORT OFF THE COAST LUXURIOUS RESORT OFF THE COAST OF TANZANIA. OF TANZANIA. THEIR FAMILY KNEW STEPHEN WAS THEIR FAMILY KNEW STEPHEN WAS PLANNING TO POP THE QUESTION BUT PLANNING TO POP THE QUESTION BUT WEREN’T AWARE OF OF HIS RISKY WEREN’T AWARE OF OF HIS RISKY PLANS. PLANS.>>HE WANT THIS HAD TO BE A>>HE WANT THIS HAD TO BE A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO PROPOSE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO PROPOSE TO TANESHA, WHOM HE LOVED. TO TANESHA, WHOM HE LOVED.>>Reporter: IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT>>Reporter: IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM AFTER THE HAPPENED TO HIM AFTER THE PROPOSAL, BEFORE HIS RETURN TO PROPOSAL, BEFORE HIS RETURN TO THE SURFACE. THE SURFACE. HE WAS FOUND ALIVE BYPASSING HE WAS FOUND ALIVE BYPASSING BOATERS, ONE EVEN PERFORMING BOATERS, ONE EVEN PERFORMING CPR. CPR. ANTOINE SAID THE BEST DAY OF OUR ANTOINE SAID THE BEST DAY OF OUR LIVES TURNED INTO THE WORST IN LIVES TURNED INTO THE WORST IN THE CRUELEST TWIST OF FATE THE CRUELEST TWIST OF FATE IMAGINABLE. IMAGINABLE. NOW THEY JUST WANT HIS REMAINS NOW THEY JUST WANT HIS REMAINS BACK HOME. BACK HOME.>>THIS EMPTINESS WILL NEVER BE>>THIS EMPTINESS WILL NEVER BE FILLED. FILLED. WE LOVE HIM. WE LOVE HIM. WE WANT HIM HERE IN THE UNITED WE WANT HIM HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. STATES. HE IS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, HE IS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL PERSON. WONDERFUL PERSON.>>YOUNG LIFE ENDED JUST AS THEY

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  1. This is so sad. For many speculating that this was for social media, I really don't think so. I believe she was documenting this for themselves, friends and family. I wish he had an oxygen tank. So freaking sad 😢

  2. This is such a thoughtful/cute way of proposing… but why on earth would he think he could hold his breath for this period of time and especially so 30 FEET underwater? This is heartbreaking because it would have made the sweetest story had he just had some scuba gear… Sincere thoughts and love out to his family and fiance (assuming she said yes).

  3. Wait, how did he drown? It looks like a 10 foot dive. My only guess is that he had a seizure…if not that's a Darwin Award for sure.

  4. Why do White People have this need to put their lives in danger? As a Black male, we generally don't do anything like this; our skin color is enough danger for our entire lives, especially in the South or when being approached by police. Stay out of the water, stay out of the sky, stay out of the mountains, and stay out of the forest.

  5. So nobody is going to point out the obvious elephant in the room?she was getting ready to marry her enemy and God stopped her from getting married to her slave master.👏

  6. Maybe now I Got a shot at her .. 😉😉 she is looking good👍come on I'm just kidding😄😄😄😄 no I'm not 😄😄😄

  7. Dang, 32 ft underwater, that's not exactly amature level depth, not many people can swim almost 4 storys underwater.. So, sorry:(

  8. Why didn't he just come up for air when he needed to,, instead of staying underwater while she read the note?! He could always have gone back down to let her finish reading the message!!What a stupid way to die.He was letting air out of his lungs, didn't have enough oxygen left.

  9. Whatever happened to just asking someone for marriage the old fashion/normal way? R.I.P. but I gotta admit that's natural selection at work.

  10. What a wonderful thoughtful man. This just went wrong and I’m sincerely sorry for that. We just don’t know when it’s our time to go.

  11. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 judgement! God said don't marry these heathens! Whether you like it or NOT!
    Deuteronomy 7:3-4,6
    [3]Neither shalt thou make MARRIAGES with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

    [4]For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and DESTROY thee SUDDENLY.
    [6]For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.

    Thank God shalom!😂😂😂

  12. Lesson 1 billion 6 thousand 14 DONT PROPOSE UNDER WATER PEOPLE or pay 17 hundred Dollars a night 4 a room cause thats also a TRAGEDY

  13. That area was used as one of the biggest slave market….some angry spirits had to take him, I guess! It's like parting in a graveyard 👻
    R.I.P bro till we all meet again.

  14. Considering the divorce rate in this country, and the fact that the man has to pay for everything or else be thrown in debtors prison he's probably better off with this outcome statically speaking.

  15. I hope this is fake…if I were her or the family,I would not want this on world news. What's the point of making people aware? This can't be real

  16. who let him go down there without proper gear and gosh my heart hurts thats so sad. but this proposal was not thought through enough. may be rest in peace.

  17. Like a instructor stated. This was due to a shallow water blackout. A lot of these comments are horrible and extremely unkind with no empathy for the people involved who loved him. What is wrong with humanity these days. What if it was your loved one?!

  18. He could have hit his head coming up. The deck platform reaches far out and where he was if he went straight up he would have hit his head. Under that deck platform there's heavy anchor coils that could closeline anyone and sharp metal under and around that anchored room. He could have also dropped the ring box and tried to get it and ran out of oxygen. There's so many scenarios of what could have went wrong. So much time passed when she tried to call the resort by phone and then she tried by radio to reach them with no luck. She was then able to flag down a passing boat to help find Weber. He had a faint pulse when he was found by the boater, but they couldn't revive him with CPR. I hope the family gets most of their questions answered by a coroner's report in the states. This is truly very sad.

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