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Captain Who Fatally Cut Parasail Line Arrested

A woman died and two children were injured in Memorial Day tragedy in Florida

(Newser) - A Florida boat captain who admitted cutting a line securing a parasail to his vessel, resulting in the death of one of three riders , has been arrested for manslaughter. Daniel Gavin Couch, 49, hadn’t done a recent weather check ahead of high winds on Memorial Day, which put the...

Lawyer: Family Offered to Delay Parasail Before Deadly Accident

Wrongful death lawsuit accuses company of operating in unsafe weather conditions

(Newser) - The family of a 33-year-old Illinois woman who was killed while parasailing in the Florida Keys last month has filed a wrongful death and personal injury lawsuit against boat company Lighthouse Parasail, attorneys said. Supraja Alaparthi was killed, her 9-year-old nephew was seriously injured, and her 10-year-old son suffered minor...

It Was 'Pretty Much the Worst Thing You Could Imagine'

Parasailing accident off Marathon, Fla., leaves woman dead, 2 children injured

(Newser) - A Memorial Day parasailing adventure turned into "pretty much the worst thing you could imagine," according to a witness of what became a deadly tragedy for a vacationing family in the Florida Keys. Supraja Alaparthi, 33, of Illinois was parasailing with her 10-year-old son and 9-year-old nephew off...

Parasailing Terror as Line Snaps, Woman Drifts for 45 Minutes

Katie Malone is lucky to be alive after frightening incident in Puerto Vallarta

(Newser) - It was supposed to be an adventurous outing to celebrate her last birthday in her 20s. Instead, Katie Malone ended up with her body shattered after a freak parasailing accident in Mexico—but she and her family are thankful she's alive. Malone's brother Brendan Malone tells People his...

Parasailing Donkey's Owner Won't Face Charges

Russian officials say animal is OK

(Newser) - The owner of a donkey that went parasailing over a Russian beach , terrifying both the animal and onlookers, will not face animal cruelty charges, the Moscow News reports. The donkey, a female, "is clinically healthy," a local official tells AFP , adding that the owner didn't see any problem...

Flying Donkey Sparks Animal Cruelty Probe

Terrified animal goes parasailing, scaring Russian beachgoers

(Newser) - Russian police are investigating a possible case of animal cruelty after a donkey was forced to parasail over a beach resort, terrifying not only the animal but sunbathing families who watched from below. "The donkey screamed and children cried," a police rep tells AFP . "No-one had the...

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