Two seventeen-year-old females from Indiana remain in critical condition at a Panhandle hospital after a parasailing accident Monday off Panama City Beach. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the young women were parasailing near the beach when the line that was attached to the boat snapped, causing the girls to crash into a building, power line, and parked car. The FWC stated that Alexis Fairchild of Huntington, Indiana, and Sidney Renea Good of Roanoke, Indiana, remained in critical condition at Bay Medical Center as of Tuesday.
According to witnesses, strong winds caught the detached parasail, severed the line, and threw the teenagers around the beach. Michael Kennedy and Cole Adair, two vacationers from Georgia, stated that they attempted to help the teenagers after the parasail crashed into an SUV on the ground. Another tourist, Amy Barron, said she saw the girls hit either a utility pole or a power line before they landed in a parking lot. The FWC is currently investigating the incident. A spokeswoman from the FWC, Karen Parker, said that investigators are looking into the possibility of equipment failure. Parker said the investigation could take a good deal of time to complete.
2 seriously injured in parasailing crash, www.palmbeachpost.com July 2, 2013
Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Renea Good suffered devastating injuries that should have never occurred. If proper equipment free of defects had been used, the two girls may have avoided suffering any injuries at all. Often, it takes a tragic accident for design and manufacturing defects to materialize. If you or a loved one has been injured by use of a defective product, contact the Miami product liability lawyers at the Friedland Law Group today. The Coral Gables parasailing incident attorneys have devoted their careers to helping victims and their families recover compensation for their losses. If you’ve been injured due to a defective product, call (305) 661-2008 today for your free consultation. Don’t hesitate!
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