Kathleen Miskell died in 2012 when her parasail harness broke, and she fell 200 feet into the Atlantic. In 2007, Amber White and her sister lost their lives when their parasail rope broke. Both of these accidents led to the White-Miskell Act which was passed by the Florida Legislature and went into effect on October 1, 2014.
It can happen suddenly; just as sudden as a motorcycle accident, vehicle accident, vehicle rollover, a fall or any accident. The victim is injured. The injuries may be spinal cord related and/or lead to paralysis.