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#1 SunBride

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    Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:48 PM

    LisaG posted this in another thread http://bestdestinati....2-2#post570201 but I thought I would post it here for more people to see and discuss

    2 Carrollton women killed in parasailing accident near Cancļn, Mexico | QuickDFW.com - Dallas/Fort Worth - Click It, Read It, Go! | news local

    #2 LisaG

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      Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

      Thanks! It's just so sad.

      #3 MonoAmor

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        Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:57 PM

        News like this is always terribley disturbing and sad. Its a shame that these things happen when people work so hard and save to go on vacation just to have a good time and end up getting hurt or killed because someone didnt do their job. I hope the persons responsible for this are shut down and held responsible so this doesnt happen to anyone else. My thoughts are with their families.

        #4 Jacqueline

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          Posted 14 October 2008 - 03:59 PM

          omg that is SO terrible! those poor women :o(

          did i read that correctly where it said the captain of the boat fled the scene after it happened? what a bastard if thats true.

          #5 LisaG

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            Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:01 PM

            I can't even begin to imagine what was going through these ladies heads as they were flying through the air disconnected from the boat and headed towards the rocks.

            #6 Jenn3878

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              Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:08 PM

              wow, so sad

              #7 Jacqueline

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                Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:10 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by LisaG
                I can't even begin to imagine what was going through these ladies heads as they were flying through the air disconnected from the boat and headed towards the rocks.
                omg i know thats what i thought too. i cant imagine. u just never know. :o(
                they were older too so they probably have familes and maybe even grand kids.

                #8 SunBride

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                  Posted 14 October 2008 - 04:40 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by LisaG
                  I can't even begin to imagine what was going through these ladies heads as they were flying through the air disconnected from the boat and headed towards the rocks.
                  I can - I had a very similar experience skydiving although luckily I came out almost unharmed.

                  Given that experience (sky diving) I was hesistant about going parasailing but I researched it before our trip to the Dominican last year, and similar to skydiving, the accident rate seemed quite low so I decided to do it. Looking back I wonder why I was so stupid. It seemed like a normal thing to do because there were hundreds of people doing it every day during the week we were there. But after reading another story like this (I had read a few others when researching it before that trip) I wouldn't do it again. I'm sorry to be putting a negative generalization / stereotype out there, but these places just don't have the same security standards as we do in Canada/U.S. Sure, negligent accidents can happen here (my skydiving accident is a prime example) but they are more common down south. I mean they blatantly disobeyed the closure of the area due to bad weather

                  #9 ~*Kathy*~

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                    Posted 14 October 2008 - 05:12 PM

                    This is terribly sad. My heart goes out to their families. This has definitely deterred me from going parasailing during my stay in February.

                    #10 jhawkev

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                      Posted 14 October 2008 - 11:24 PM

                      My heart goes out to their families That is so horrible.




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