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Nothing But Bad Luck

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On the third day of Fred Turoff's January Bonaire trip, as he exited from a beach dive at the Plaza Beach Resort, he was knocked over by a wave, and the fall snapped his left Achilles tendon.

"With the help of my dive partner and a gentleman on the beach, I was able to get out of my gear and the water. I was helped to a beach lounge, and we called the resort staff to transport me to my room. Our group leader took me to the hospital, and after an evaluation, I was put in a cast and told to see an orthopod once I returned home. I couldn't arrange earlier flights, so I stayed at the resort for the next three days. Being a former gymnast, using crutches to get around was like swinging on parallel bars, so it wasn't a problem for me."...

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