A Missouri couple ended up in a pond after the boyfriend’s attempt at a romantic proposal on a bridge went horribly wrong — and the whole thing was caught on camera.

Seth Dixon was proposing to Ruth Salas on Saturday on a bridge overlooking a pond in a beautiful park. However, the $3,000 engagement ring popped out of the box mid-proposal and fell through the bridge’s wooden slats into the water.

“It’s absolutely real,” Dixon told the Kansas City Star. “I wish it wasn’t.”

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In the footage of the proposal, Dixon can be seen getting down on one knee and then frantically patting the ground after the ring falls. A shocked Salas covers her mouth with her hands in a mix of surprise and horror.

The couple and the friend who filmed what was supposed to be a touching engagement all hopped in the water to search for the ring. When they didn’t find it, they returned the next day with more friends and family. Even with a metal detector, their search was still unsuccessful. The couple is set to get married in October, and a GoFundMe has been set up to help them pay for the ring.

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