2 injured in parasailing accident at Lake Powell

2 injured in parasailing accident at Lake Powell

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GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah (AP) -- The National Park Service says a mother and son were injured in a parasailing accident at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

The park service says a 42-year-old woman suffered severe head injuries at Lake Powell near the mouth of the San Juan River. She was flown by helicopter to Flagstaff, Ariz. Her 17-year-old son was injured and taken by ranger patrol boat to Page, Ariz.

Authorities found that the son was trying to take off from a ledge 10 feet above the water line. Others were observing, including his mother.

The mother got tangled up in the sail as the boat pulled forward. She was dragged a short distance before being dropped on her head along the shore. The son hit the ledge several times before being dragged into the water.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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