A California man who proposed to his girlfriend during a 12,500 foot tandem skydive dropped the ring in the middle of the act and watched it plummet toward Earth.

Firefighter Brandon Stronbehn and his girlfriend Nicole are both skydiving enthusiasts who live in San Diego. Stronbehn, thus, decided to make the big ask during one of their jumps together.

“I love you more than anything,” he can be heard telling Nicole in the video.

However, when he produced the ring it slipped from his grasp escaped his reach. Thankfully, the ring was a fake and the slip was part of his plan, Barcroft TV reported.

When the two made it to the ground, Stronbehn got down on one knee for a more traditional proposal. Surrounded by her friends and family, Nicole accepted.

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