Charleston water accident lawyers at Howell and Christmas know that recreational water sports and activities can lead to catastrophic injuries. One needs to look no further than August of 2009 when two women were killed while parasailing on the Carolina coast.
As part of its investigation into an August 2009 parasail accident that killed two women, the U.S. Coast Guard may submit recommendations for the first regulations of the parasailing industry.
In the fatal accident, two women were parasailing at Ocean Isle Beach, NC when the line connecting their parasail to the boat snapped and wind sent them into the ocean before hitting the Ocean Isle fishing pier. The Medical Examiner’s Office says the women died of blunt trauma that either happened on the initial impact of the water or after being thrown against the pier.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating all of the parasailing equipment associated with th Ocean Isle tragedy.