New information about parasailing accident that injured two Indiana girls

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

New information has been revealed about the Florida parasailing accident that injured two Indiana girls on Monday.

This was not the first accident on record for the parasailing company – Aquatic Adventures.

"The case involving the two girls from Indiana who were hurt is strikingly similar to the case I have against this company," said personal injury lawyer Wes Pittman.

Pittman says that his two clients landed in the ocean in 2009 after their tow cable also came loose while they were parasailing with Aquatic Adventures.

The parasailing company could not be reached for comment regarding either incident. However they did release the following statement on Wednesday:

"While we adhere to the best practices to minimize the risks associated with watersport activities, sudden weather conditions can and do occur. As a full investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment further at this time.”

Sidney Renea Good of Roanoake, Ind. and Alexis Fairchild of Huntington, Ind., suffered serious injuries when the line from their parasail snapped. The 17-year-olds slammed into the side of a condominium and hit a power line before striking a parked car on the ground.

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