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Chris Marion was waterskiing with friends in 2017 when choppy water caused him to fall, his head getting stuck in the handle of the rope. The force of the fall caused his skull to become separated from his spine, an injury more commonly known as an internal decapitation.
At the time, Marion didn’t realize just how seriously he’d been injured. But as a veteran firefighter and paramedic, he knew it wasn’t good.
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