By Wayne K. Roustan and David
Fleshler, Sun Sentinel
A 28-year-old woman was killed Wednesday afternoon while parasailing when her
harness broke and she plunged more than 150 feet into the ocean off Pompano Beach, authorities said.
Kathleen Miskell, of Wethersfield, Conn., was parasailing in tandem
with her husband, Stephen, at about 3:15 p.m. when she fell from her harness and
hit the water. Her husband, apparently unhurt, was reeled in by the boat
operators, who then circled back to recover his wife, Pompano Fire Rescue
spokeswoman Sandra King said.
"She was in cardiac arrest," King said.