Girl Killed in Florida Parasail Disaster

Girl Killed in Florida Parasail Disaster

News Aug 20, 2007


A 15-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered in a parasailing accident.

Amber White died at Broward General Hospital, according to Michelle Cuello, a spokeswoman for the hospital. Her sister, Crystal, 17, was released Monday from North Broward Medical Center.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives said a boat was pulling the girls on a parasail Saturday afternoon when the driver decided to come to shore because the winds were picking up. As they were approaching shore, the winds took the parasail, causing it to crash into the second floor of the Beachcomber Resort and Villas.

The girls were dragged across the roof of the resort. A palm tree was also uprooted.

Winds were gusting at 40 or 45 mph when the incident happened, Local 10 reported.

The two were vacationing in the area from Ocala.

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