Teen Hurt in Parasailing Accident Files Lawsuit

By: Brian Greig Email
By: Brian Greig Email

An update on that horrific parasailing accident at Panama City Beach July 2013.

The accident is now the subject of a newly-filed negligence lawsuit.

Indiana teenagers Alexis Fairchild and Sidney Good were critically injured when their parasail's tow line snapped.

They crashed into a condominium, hit some power lines, and fell onto a car in an adjacent parking lot.

Now, NewsChannel 7 has obtained a copy of the first lawsuit filed in the case.

Fairchilds parents are suing the parasailing company, Aquatic Adventures, its owner Jeff Jones, and Treasure Island Resort Rentals.

Attorney Debi Chalik claims the defendants were negligent by taking the girls on a parasail ride in extremely dangerous weather, the boat and parasail were too close to shore, and inappropriate, and unsafe equipment was used.

The lawsuit says Treasure Island resort rentals failed to make sure the operators were fully qualified and had radios, and other necessary equipment.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

We have also learned that Fairchild, her parents and attorney will be appearing on NBC's Today Show Friday morning.


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