American man dies after rapid ascent

Cozumel, Q.R. – An American man lost his life off the island of Cozumel after a dive.

It’s believed a malfunction in diving equipment led to the rapid ascent of the man, who died from decompression sickness. The man, 63-year-old Bret Gordon from Virginia, was non-responsive despite attempts of divers who rushed him to the nearest beach where an ambulance was waiting. Paramedics pronounced the man no longer had vital signs.

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