Mother killed, 2 children injured in Florida parasailing accident

A woman was killed and her son and nephew were injured in a parasailing accident in the Florida Keys on Monday.

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During a family vacation from Illinois for Memorial Day, Supraja Alparthi and her 10-year-old son Shrikhit Alaparthi and nine-year-old nephew Vishant Sadda went parasailing in the evening. CBS told,

Officials have confirmed that the weather played a factor in the parasailing accident.


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FFWCC) reported that “the winds lifted“While the three victims were in the air. This resulted in “a strong gust of wind” that “pegged” the parasail, making control of the sails effectively at the mercy of the wind rather than the boat operator. When a parasail was judged , it often hinders the safe operation of the vessel below.

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It was at this point that the captain broke the parasail line, although it is unclear why he made this decision – whether it was to save himself or…