INDIANAPOLIS – Both northeast Indiana 17-year-old girls badly hurt in a Florida parasailing crash have returned to their home state as they continue recovering from their injuries.
The family of Sidney Good of Roanoke said she was released Sunday from a Panama City, Fla., hospital and flew to Indianapolis. Good’s family said in a statement that was able to stand and walk Saturday – the first time since the July 1 accident.
“She walked just a short distance to a chair where she was able to sit up to eat,” the statement said. “Over the past few days she has been talking with us more and memories of the day of the accident are coming back.”
Good and friend Alexis Fairchild of Huntington were injured after the rope connecting them to a boat snapped and strong winds slammed them into a condominium building, a power line and then a parked car at Panama City Beach.
Fairchild moved to an Indianapolis rehabilitation hospital last week. She suffered broken bones in the upper part of her spine, a skull fracture and a brain injury.
Good’s family said she could face more surgery after undergoing more evaluations in Indianapolis.
“She is not yet ready for a rehabilitation hospital and will not be at the same hospital as Alexis, but we look forward to getting them together again sometime soon,” the family said.