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Man crosses rough sea on jet ski for love

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Jet Ski Love - Level 0

A man broke lockdown in Scotland to be with his girlfriend. She was 43 kilometres away on a small island. He bought a jet ski and rode it across the sea. He didn't know this was dangerous. The sea was rough. He thought it would take 45 minutes, but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost.

The police arrested the man. He got four weeks in prison. He said he was happy he risked his life to see his girlfriend. It was the first time he used a jet ski. He said: "It wasn't fun." He followed his GPS but a big wave washed it away. He was scared. He said: "I broke the law, but I did it for love." His girlfriend wants to marry him.

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Jet Ski Love - Level 1

A man broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend. He was in lockdown in Scotland. She was 43 kilometres away on a small island in the Irish Sea. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't know this was so dangerous. The sea was very rough. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the island, but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost. He said: "I didn't have a clue where I was going."

The police arrested the man. He got four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown. He said his adventure was worth it. He risked his life to see his girlfriend. It was the first time he used a jet ski. He said: "It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave wiped it away....I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love....It could be called a crime of passion." His girlfriend loves him and wants to marry him.

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Jet Ski Love - Level 2

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A man broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend. Dale McLaughlan, 28, wanted to see his love Jessica Radcliffe. He was in lockdown in Scotland. She was 43 kilometres away on a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale decided he had to see Jessica. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't know how dangerous this would be. The sea was very rough. A huge wave washed away his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the island, but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost. He had no idea where he was.

The police arrested Dale. A court gave him four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown. He said his adventure was worth it. He risked his life to see Jessica. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I stood on a jet ski was in that harbour....I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave wiped it away. I didn't have a clue where I was going. I thought I was lost....I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love....It could be called a crime of passion." Jessica loves Dale and wants to marry him.

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Jet Ski Love - Level 3

A British man who broke lockdown rules to be with his girlfriend has spoken to newspapers. Dale McLaughlan, 28, really wanted to see his new love Jessica Radcliffe. However, he was in lockdown in Scotland and she was 43 kilometres away on the Isle of Man - a small island in the Irish Sea. Dale was love-struck and decided he had to see his love. He bought a jet ski for $10,800 and rode it across the sea. He didn't realize how dangerous the journey would be. The sea was very rough and a huge wave washed away his GPS. He thought it would take 45 minutes to get to the Isle of Man but it took over four hours. For most of that time, he thought he was lost and had no idea where he was.

Dale was arrested by police and was sentenced to four weeks in prison for breaking lockdown rules. He said his adventure was worth it. He risked his life to see Jessica. It was the first time he had ever used a jet ski. He described his experience. He said: "The first time I stood on a jet ski was in that harbour. As soon as I hit open water, I thought, 'Oh my God'. It was terrible. It wasn't fun. I followed the GPS, but after half an hour a massive wave wiped it away. I didn't have a clue where I was going. I thought I was lost at sea. I was so scared." He added: "I broke the law, but I did it for love. I should never have done it. It could be called a crime of passion." Jessica says she loves Dale and wants to marry him.

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