CELL PHONE VIDEO IS GIVING US AN INSIDE LOOK AT A
LAND PARASAILING ATTEMPT IN CHENEY THAT LEFT ONE PERSON
INJURED OVER THE WEEKEND.
IT'S A STORY YOU'LL SEE ONLY ON KXLY4.
ALLIE NORTON IS WORKING FOR YOU TONIGHT.
SHE'S LIVE IN COEUR D'ALENE WITH THE DETAILS.
DEREK THE PARASAILING YOU'RE SEEING BEHIND ME IS THE
SAFE WAY TO DO IT!
BUT, OVER THE WEEKEND, SOMEONE TRYING IT ANOTHER WAY
FOUND OUT WHY IT'S BEST LEFT TO THE PROFESSIONALS.
SOT/ ETHAN GARCIA- Took Video @:40-:49
I guess he went 40 feet in the air or so and something
took a turn for the worst and the left side of the
parasail gave out and down he went.
ETHAN GARCIA TOOK THE CELL PHONE VIDEO.
HE TELLS US THAT THIS GROUP HAD BEEN PRACTICING FOR
ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THEY ATTEMPTED STRAPPING SOMEONE
SOT/ ETHAN GARCIA- Took Video @:17-:29
In the back of my mind I was saying 'you should say
something, you probably shouldn't do this,' but I
figured there was five of them out there giving it
their all so it probably wouldn't have made a difference,
so I did the next best thing and grabbed my camera.
GARCIA LIVES ACROSS THE STREET.
HE WATCHED AS THEY DID ABOUT SIX DRY RUNS IN THIS
40 ACRE FIELD OFF OF SOUTH THOMAS MALLAN ROAD IN CHENEY.
UNFORTUNATELY THE LAST RUN WOULD LAND THE PARASAILER
IN THE HOSPITAL.
SOT/ ETHAN GARCIA- Took Video @:11-:17
Once I stopped recording the video, I jumped in my
truck and drove out there and did a quick once over
to see what his injuries were.
GARCIA SAYS THE PARASAILER BIT THROUGH HIS LIP AND
INJURED HIS TAILBONE.
AN INJURY THAT EVEN EXPERIENCED PARASAILERS SAY COULD
HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE.
SOT/ JAMIN RODRIQUEZ- Coeur d'Alene Parasailing @:44-:48
JAMIN RODRIGUEZ WITH COEUR D'ALENE PARASAILS NOTES
THE STYLE PARACHUTE THEY USED IS FOR JUMPING OUT OF
SOT/ JAMIN RODRIQUEZ- Coeur d'Alene Parasailing @:07-:17
It's designed for you to steer it as you descend.
They didn't know what they were doing, because they
didn't know how to steer a chute.
REGARDLESS IF THEY HAD THE RIGHT EQUIPMENT.
IT SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ATTEMPTED BY AN AMETUER IN
THE FIRST PLACE.
THE MAN IS OKAY.
AND CAN WALK AWAY FROM THIS EXPEREINCE WITH A VERY
WHAT COMES UP.
MUST COME DOWN.
AGAIN THIS SHOULD NOT BE ATTEMPTED WITHOUT SOMEONE
WHO IS A PROFESSIONAL.
THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES TO DO SO.
LIKE RIGHT HERE IN COEUR D'ALENE.
I'M ALLIE NORTON REPORTING, KXLY 4 NEWS.