A couple in a hot air balloon had to be rescued by surfers and lifeguards off the coast of San Diego on Sunday. The man had just proposed on the balloon ride before it went down.

Watch a clip of the dramatic scene above. Read more from FOX 5 San Diego:

CARDIFF-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. – Surfers came to the rescue of newly engaged couple that was aboard a hot air balloon making an emergency landing off the coast of Cardiff-by-the-Sea Sunday.

A hot balloon hovered low over coastal homes in Cardiff around 6:30 p.m. after experiencing altitude issues, according to Encinitas lifeguard Capt. Larry Giles. Then, the wind shifted causing the pilot to take it over the ocean.

The pilot dropped the balloon’s messenger line down to surfers in the water and who helped pull the hot air balloon to the water until lifeguards arrived, Giles said. One of the passengers didn’t know how to swim and was the first to be rescued by lifeguards.

Before the balloon started having problems, a man aboard the balloon proposed to his girlfriend, according the lifeguard captain.

Lifeguards towed the hot air balloon, pilot and newly engaged couple to shore.