A Peruvian fisherman is severely swollen following a seafloor dive that left him with decompression sickness.
Alejandro Ramos Martinez gained almost 70 more pounds of weight from the sickness, also known as the bends.
The nitrogen in Martinez’s blood swelled into sacs after he ascended too fast during his fish dive.
From Daily Mail:
He is now being given oxygen treatments in a pressurised chamber.
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