Stephen and Kathleen Miskell, a couple from Connecticut, had a fun filled vacation planned in sunny Florida which unfortunately turned fatal on Wednesday. Both were parasailing about 200 feet above the water when Kathleen’s safety harness broke and she plummeted into the Pacific Ocean below, according to officials.
It is reported that the boat crew reeled Stephen in and circled around to rescue Kathleen (28) who was face down in the water. CPR was administered until the crew was able to get her ashore. She was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
“She fell between 150 and 200 feet face-down into the ocean, and that’s like hitting a brick wall, and the husband unfortunately had to witness it,” said Pompano Beach Mayor Lamar Fisher.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident which has raised questions about parasailing since it is not regulated by safety inspectors.
Prayers going out to her husband and family.