07/07/2014 04:07 pm ET Updated 5 days ago

Man Drops Ring During Skydiving Marriage Proposal (VIDEO)

This was no bore-ring proposal.

Brandon Strohbehn popped the question to his girlfriend, Nicole, in an 'xtremely risky fashion by asking her while skydiving to marry him.

Strohbehn turned out to be a prankster by intentionally dropping a phony engagement ring from midair. When the skydiving lovebirds were safely on the ground in San Diego, the groom-to-be retrieved the real ring for his fiancee from his brother's hands, according to Metroless, and Barcroft TV

The pair has been together for 18 months and they have 224 skydives between them. That's why Strohbehn went with that as the backdrop for the proposal.

What's less clear is why Strohbehn thought it was a good idea to pretend to lose an expensive ring.

But, as TIME's Laura Stampler notes, "we live in an era of Jimmy Kimmel" after all.

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