CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Eric Barretto's plans for a romantic proposal went awry on Sunday, when the hot air balloon carrying him and his now-fiancee crash landed near a beach north of San Diego.
Barretto had just proposed when strong winds pushed the balloon out to sea.
They pulled the balloon safely to shore. No one was injured.
"It's unforgettable," Barretto told NBC San Diego. "I don't know if we'll do it again."