Shipwreck Diver

A diver, Alexander Labret, found a great shipwreck. He was going to be rich! Every day he went down 162 feet (51 meters) to salvage the valuables. He went down 33 times. Divers are supposed to come up slowly to avoid the bends, a painful and dangerous condition in which bubbles of nitrogen appear in the blood and block circulation due to the rapid decompression of rising quickly from deep, high-pressure water. On his very last dive, Alex was excited and came up more quickly than he should have. He had $350,000, but he was paralyzed for life.

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