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Families say girls injured in crash are recovering

Posted at 8:05 AM, Jul 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-04 04:06:47-04

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The families of two Indiana girls injured in a parasailing crash off Panama City Beach say the teenagers are showing some positive signs. 

Sidney Renea Good of Roanoake, Ind. and Alexis Fairchild of Huntington, Ind., sustained serious injuries on Monday when the line from their parasail snapped. The 17-year-olds slammed into the side of a condominium and hit a power line before striking a parked car on the ground.

The families released a brief statement late Wednesday, which said both girls have head injuries. Alexis has severe back injuries and Sidney has neck injuries, but the girls have been able to communicate with their families through small movements.

The statement said, "While the situation is still critical we are encouraged by these very small signs of progress."