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Settlement Reached in Parasailing Crash Lawsuit

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Posted at 4:02 AM, Feb 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-25 04:02:00-05

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for two Indiana teenagers who were seriously injured in a Florida Panhandle parasailing crash say a settlement has been reached.

Attorneys for Sidney Good and Alexis Fairchild — both 18 now — confirm a settlement was reached Monday after more than a year of negotiations.

According to The News Herald (http://goo.gl/tCQLws), Wes Pittman — an attorney for Good — said during a news conference Tuesday outside a Panama City courthouse that the money is going to help the girls for the rest of their lives in a very meaningful way.

The Huntington, Indiana, teenagers were seriously injured in July 2013 in Panama City Beach when the rope tethering their parasail to a boat snapped, causing them to crash into a building, a power line and vehicles.

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Information from: The (Panama City, Fla.) News Herald, http://www.newsherald.com