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Romantic flyboarder stuns crowd with 007-style tricks... and a marriage proposal 

Surging into the sky and swooping back down over the water, flyboarder James Prestwood is everywhere you look around – just like the song.

Dressed as 007, he scoops up his display partner – and girlfriend – Kasia Waryszak and soars away on his water-powered jet pack.

But Mr Prestwood, 37, had one more trick in store – a surprise marriage proposal. 

And to the delight of those watching the routine in Dartmouth, Devon, she said yes. 

‘I was shocked and speechless. It was really romantic,’ said the NHS administrator, 31.

Dressed as 007, he scoops up his display partner – and girlfriend – Kasia Waryszak and soars away on his water-powered jet pack

Surging into the sky and swooping back down over the water, flyboarder James Prestwood is everywhere you look around – just like the song 

He bought the engagement ring - white gold with a diamond - five days before he proposed and hid it in the tool box in his car

Miss Waryszak was introduced to flyboarding by her fiance, who performs when not running his lighting business.

He said: ‘I’d been thinking about proposing for a while but hadn’t told hardly anyone when it was going to happen.

‘My dad knew and had the ring in his pocket on the jetty. Kasia was over the moon. It was great.’

The couple, from Paignton, Devon, have been together for three and half years.

The flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft

Miss Waryszak said: ‘I had some hint he was going to do something because in the last couple of weeks he was asking, Do you still love me? I think he was making sure I’d say, Yes.’

He bought the engagement ring - white gold with a diamond - five days before he proposed and hid it in the tool box in his car.

They have yet to set a date, but are planning to have the wedding in her native Poland in May or June next year.

Flyboarding involves performing tricks like backflips with a water jet pack strapped to your feet.

The flyboard rider stands on a board connected by a long hose to a watercraft, in Mr Prestwood’s case a 300 horsepower Sea-Doo jetski.

Water is forced under pressure to a pair of boots with jet nozzles underneath which provide thrust for the rider to fly up to 60ft in the air.

Mr Prestwood competes in competitions as well as performing displays at shows and weddings.

‘Love Novel’ was the second of three displays - including one at night with fireworks - which he performed at Dartmouth on Saturday.

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