Ind. Teen Out of Hospital From Parasailing Crash

Ind. Teen Out of Hospital From Parasailing Crash

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HUNTINGTON, Ind. -

One of the northern Indiana teenagers badly hurt in a Florida parasailing crash is out of the hospital nearly a month after the accident.

The parents of 17-year-old Alexis Fairchild say she was released Tuesday from an Indianapolis hospital and returned to the family's Huntington home.

Her parents say Fairchild still faces a long recovery, with another surgery in a couple months and physical and speech therapy. Her injuries included a skull fracture.

Fairchild and 17-year-old friend Sidney Good of Roanoke were hurt July 1 after a rope tethering them to a boat snapped and strong winds slammed them into a condominium building, a power line and a parked car at Panama City Beach.

Good was moved to an Indianapolis rehabilitation hospital last week after surgery for facial fractures.

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