Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Bryan Kennedy

A newly engaged couple has a rather unique proposal story to tell Monday after the hot air balloon they were riding in took a dip into the ocean off Cardiff Reef.

Eric Barretto was proposing to his girlfriend around sunset Sunday when the hot air balloon they were riding in suddenly drifted off course and landed in the ocean, according to published reports.

Witnesses said lifeguards and surfers rushed to help, pulling the balloon back to shore using ropes that were dropped from the balloon’s basket.

No one was hurt and Barretto’s girlfriend said yes.

—City News Service

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