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A Louisiana man tragically drowned while trying to make an underwater marriage proposal to his girlfriend while the couple was on vacation. 

Haunting footage shows Steven Weber Jr., of Louisiana, popping the question to his girlfriend, Kenesha Antoine in a swimming pool in Tanzania, this week.

The video ends before the American, who worked at an addiction centre in Louisiana, began to drown.

It is believed he may have ran out of breath and fell unconscious underwater in the pool which had glass windows. His heartbroken girlfriend Kenesha Antoine, who is an attorney, posted about the tragedy on Facebook.

Couple proposal tragedy
Kenesha Antoin and Steven Weber Jr. (Facebook; Kanesha Antoin)

“There are no words adequate enough to honour the beautiful soul that is Steven Weber, Jr. You were a bright light to everyone you encountered. You never emerged from those depths, so you never got to hear my answer, “Yes! Yes! A million times, yes, I will marry you!!"

Kenesha Antoin

The video posted to Facebook shows Weber swimming underwater while holding a Ziploc bag with a hand-written note inside.

'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!'

Steven Weber

On the back, Weber asked Antoine to marry him. He then pulls out a ring and and Antoine can be heard laughing excitedly in the background.

“Yes, we were, my perfect love, my angel, my soul. Yes, we were, and I will carry the blessing of the love we shared with me forever. 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.”

Kenesha Antoine
(Facebook - Kenesha Antoine)

The US State Department said yesterday that authorities are “aware of reports of the death of a US citizen in Tanzania,” reported The Advocate.

He said: “We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their loss. We stand ready to provide all appropriate consular assistance.”

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