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2009 Parasailing Accident

Having been in the parasail industry for 12 years, I know there have been several accidents due to tow lines breaking, but most resulted in no injury or minor injury. This particular accident was horrendous and resulted in the tragic deaths of two individuals. The flight should not have occurred because of the weather conditions at the time. This accident occurred because of the poor judgement of the owner and the captain of the vessel. Parasail operators in the Myrtle Beach area, just to the south, had ceased operations earlier due to the windy conditions. Forget the fact that the operators chose a fraud masquerading as a insurance company. Cant the owner of the boat, and the marina which sold the ticket be held accountable? Why didn't the USCG charge the owner and boat capt. with Manslaughter on the High Seas as they did to an operator in USVI?? There were other passengers on the vessel including children I believe. They must have been traumatized if not physically injured as a result of witnessing a catastrophic accident. The assets of the owner and marina should be at stake too!!!


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