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5 Years Since Fatal Parasailing Accident Killed Teen

15-year-old Amber May was killed in Pompano Beach after a parasailing accident

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    Anniversary of Teen Death in Parasailing Accident

    Saturday marks the fifth-year anniversary of another parasailing accident in Pompano Beach that killed teenager Amber May. (Published Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012)

    Saturday marks the fifth-year anniversary of another parasailing accident in Pompano Beach that killed a teenager.

    Amber May White, 15, died after her parachute was caught by high winds - dragging her and her sister to shore - then slamming them onto the roof of a hotel after the line snapped.

    Father & Daughter Hurt in Parasailing Accident

    Their family is working on the "Amber May Law" to regulate the parasailing industry for the first time ever.

    Insurance Not Required in Unregulated Parasailing Industry

    [MI] Insurance Not Required in Unregulated Parasailing Industry
    When Kathleen Miskell took a parasailing ride that turned fatal Wednesday, the boat operator was required to have a simple occupational license – and only a business permit was needed for the parasailing. Broward attorney David Fuchs, who is an expert in personal injury cases, said he prays for people up in the air because he knows there is no regulation.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012)

    Insurance Not Required in Parasailing

    On Thursday, 28-year-old Kathleen Miskell from Connecticut was killed when she fell approximately 200 feet in a parasailing accident off Pompano Beach.

    Mayor Lamar Fisher said he too was trying to push for legislation to regulate the industry.

    Parasailing Woman Dies After Long Fall

    [MI] Parasailing Woman Dies After Long Fall
    A 28-year-old woman from Connecticut was fatally injured when she fell approximately 200 feet while parasailing off Pompano Beach Wednesday, authorities said. NBC 6 South Florida's Steve Litz reports on the incident and ensuing investigations.
    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012)

    "And so here we are today, losing another life, because of no inspections and no opportunities to make sure that this equipment is safe. For someone to have come down on vacation to Pompano Beach, it's inexcusable to me," he said.

    For more information on the Amber Law, visit rememberamber.com

    Parasailing Woman Dies After Falling About 200 Feet in Water Off Pompano Beach

    Parasailing Woman Dies After Long Fall

    [MI] Parasailing Woman Dies After Long Fall
    A 28-year-old woman from Connecticut was fatally injured when she fell approximately 200 feet in a parasailing accident off Pompano Beach, authorities said.
    (Published Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012)