UPDATE: Teens still critical after parasailing crash

Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 12:53 PM.

Good and Fairchild were rushed to the hospital after Monday’s incident. Others who came to their aid in the parking lot said both were breathing, but only one was conscious at the time.

Kennedy and Adair said both victims went limp after crashing into the side of The Commodore Condominiums and stayed that way for several seconds before they reached the ground.

“It seemed like a long time,” Adair said.

Amy Barron, of Alabama, watched helplessly from the RV park across Thomas Drive. She said she saw the women hit either a power line or a utility pole before they crashed in the parking lot.

“We knew they were going to hit, but there was nothing we could do about it,” Barron said.

Parker Dixon, of Georgia, said he saw an electrical explosion when the victims made contact with the power line or pole. 

Investigators with the Bay County Sheriff's Office, the U.S. Coast Guard and Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission were on scene interviewing witnesses as crowds gathered to watch from the balconies of nearby rental units. Karen Parker said investigators are looking into the possibility of an equipment failure, but the investigation “might take a while.”



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