Parasailing - A Permanent Type of Decision

by Hal Mooz 23. January 2014 14:07

Can something go bad? Can the outcome be permanent?

Teen injured in parasailing accident: I won't watch footage 

Six months after a terrifying ordeal caught on home video that nearly killed Alexis Fairchild, the Indiana teen is taking baby steps to piece her life back together. Doctors feared the 17-year-old would never walk again after a parasailing accident last July in Panama City, Fla., with her friend, Sidney Good. The two girls were tethered together when their tow line to the boat snapped. Wind gusts then blew them away, slamming them into a 13-story building, then into power lines before they plummeted into parked cars below.

Alexis suffered traumatic injuries to her brain and has had three cranial surgeries in the past six months. She also has had surgery on her back.

Parasailing is not regulated in Florida, something they learned after their daughter’s accident. The family is suing the parasail company and the resort that arranged the activity.


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