Bangling Grant Stevens’ romance proposal went awry when he dropped the engagement ring and it spun around in the pool for a moment.
Millie Race, a 31-year-old girlfriend, was shocked when she searched the ground for 45 minutes.
Millie said: “He fell to his knees and said, ‘Will you marry me?’ And opened the box
“But the ring fell and got into the water. Grant got inside but the water was foul and a rat was swimming in front of him.
Grant, a 28-year-old software engineer, was taken to the pool bridge in Lincoln’s historic Arbortum.
“We were nervous but he got it. He suggested it again and I said yes,” said Kidderminster, Milli of Works.