Speed Reading — Jet Ski Love - Level 2 — 200 wpm

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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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