A woman from Connecticut died recently while parasailing on vacation in Florida. Her death has raised concerns over the safety of the sport.
According to an article published by ABC News, Kathleen Miskell died while parasailing with her husband while on vacation. The accident has been attributed to an equipment failure, which caused Miskell’s harness to break.
The fatal accident has raised questions about the safety of parasailing and has many people asking why the sport is not regulated by federal or state laws.
Back in 2007, the same questions came up when a 15 year old girl died because her parasail rope broke. After the accident, community members asked Florida legislatures to adopt regulations for the sport, but no action was taken.
According to ABC News, equipment used for the sport is not regulated. The only requirement is that the U.S. Coast Guard approves the boat and its license.
Source: ABC News
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