THIS is when a beach proposal went horribly wrong when the happy couple’s toddler dropped the ring into the sea.
While soon-to-be Luke got on one knee before his partner Stephanie in Hervey Bay, Australia, her two-year-old daughter Harper Jane plucked the jewelry from the ring box to give it to her mother.
Unfortunately, the toddler’s grip wasn’t firm enough and she fumbled on the ring, which fell through the holes in the planks of the wooden dock that was supposed to be the romantic spot of the engagement.
It then tumbled into the sea below as Father Luke scrambled to save it.
Luke posted a clip of the accident on TikTok, saying, “Kids are fast, a lot faster than you think — I didn’t really know she grabbed it.”
The footage shows Luke bravely diving in an attempt to save the ring, while the couple’s friend yells that the water is too shallow to jump into.
The adrenaline-filled man has since admitted that he was in the air by the time he heard the warner and that he had to “sacrifice the left side of my body and [do a] starfish”.
“I have earaches, a little, still,” he adds.
Apparently, his friends had even joked about him dropping the ring and suggested tying a fishing line around it, just in case.
Fortunately, the couple got the precious accessory back, thanks to the clear waters of Hervey Bay.
They say if it fell into the water at the Gold Coast house, it would be gone forever.
The only thing that was lost was Luke’s earlobe stretcher, but that was much better than losing the ring.
The pair insist that they don’t blame the little girl for the fall at all, saying, “It wasn’t Harpie’s fault.”
Stephanie said that “Luke essentially wanted to ask Harpie too, because Luke is actually Harper’s stepfather”.
“I’m committed to both of them, so I felt like they both had to be there,” added Luke.
He ended by saying, “It’s just funny. Even if we had lost (the ring), there would have been humor in it – just sadness too.
“That will go down in the history books for us.”