Legal news for Arizona personal injury attorneys. Parasailing accident leaves mother with a traumatic brain injury.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area alerts Arizona Personal injury lawyer- A Lake Powell parasail accident leaves woman with a traumatic brain injury.
Flagstaff, AZ—A parasailing accident left a mother and son seriously injured on Lake Powell. The incident happened on Monday Morning, September 7, 2009, near the mouth of the San Juan River, as reported by the Arizona Daily Star.
According to the National Park Service, a 17-year-old boy rigged to the parasail, was attempting to take-off from a ledge around 10 feet above the waterline. The boy’s mother, 42, and several other bystanders were on the ledge watching the boy take-off. As the boat began to pull away, the sail turned sideways and entangled the boy’s mother and dragged her a few feet before she fell off the ledge, and onto her head along the shore. The boy hit the ledge several times before plummeting into the water. The mother reportedly sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the parasailing accident. Both the mother and son were treated at the scene of the accident and were airlifted by helicopter to the Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. Police officials reportedly issued the boat operator a citation for the parasailing accident. According to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a permit is required by federal regulations in all National Park Systems in order to parasail. The Glen Canyon National Recreation Area do not issue permits for parasailing because of past accidents and the associated dangers.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Arizona personal injury lawyers.