PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The owner of the company involved in a parasailing crash that seriously injured two Indiana girls in the Florida Panhandle says he's praying for their recovery.
In a statement to The News Herald, Aquatic Adventures owner Jeff Jones says that while his company follows guidelines to minimize the risks of parasailing, "sudden weather conditions can and do occur."
Jones declined further comment, noting that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating Monday's crash.
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.
The teens remained hospitalized Thursday in Panama City.