Second teen injured in parasailing accident out of ICU
An Indiana teenager critically injured in a parasailing accident in Florida has been moved out of intensive care.
Sidney Good's parents say she is now recuperating from her injuries in a regular hospital room, and she is free of all monitors, IVs and tubes. Doctors have removed her neck brace so that she may start strengthening her neck on her own. She was able to be transferred by a wheelchair during the move after 21 days in the ICU.
Her family says "sometime in the near future" she will be transferred to a rehab hospital before the final trip home.
"We are elated by Sid's progress since the accident and are anxious to see her continued progress towards going home," said Eric and Amy Good in a statement over the weekend.
Sidney Good and her friend Alexis Fairchild, both of Huntington, were injured after a rope tethering them to a boat snapped and strong winds slammed them into a building, a power line and a parked car at Panama City Beach.
Fairchild is at an Indianapolis rehabilitation hospital recovering from broken bones and a brain injury. Good has undergone surgery to repair facial fractures.