The moments leading up to a deadly parasailing crash over Memorial Day weekend were caught on tape.
WSVN.com reports that a bystander recording in the area of the old Seven Mile bridge caught the scene as 33-year-old Supraja Alaparthi was swept away by the parasail along with her 10-year-old son and nine-year-old nephew.
Newly surfaced cellphone video captured the moment when members of a family visiting the Florida Keys were dragged by a parasail before they crashed into the old Seven Mile Bridge. https://t.co/gmQY7BPqxn
— WSVN 7 News (@wsvn)
June 1, 2022
The report says that Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators initially thought that the parasail’s line had broken in strong winds but later concluded that the boat’s captain cut the line after concluding that the parasail had been “pegged,” or taken over by a strong gust of wind.
The group had gone out on a parasailing excursion with Lighthouse Parasail when the gust slammed them into Seven Mile bridge. Onlookers originally thought that perhaps the parasailors would be stranded, dangling from the bridge, but later found that they had suffered serious injuries.
Supraja Alaparthi died from her injuries while the two boys remain hospitalized.
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