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Indiana teen injured in parasailing accident moved out of intensive care

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INDIANAPOLIS – An Indiana teenager injured in a parasailing accident has been moved out of intensive care, her parents say.

Sidney Good, 17, was hurt on July 1 while parasailing with her friend Alexis Fairchild in Florida. The cable connecting them to the harness snapped, causing them to crash into a nearby condo building and fall onto some parked vehicles.

The girls suffered head trauma and multiple lacerations. Good suffered neck trauma and Fairchild had severe back injuries. While Fairchild has been moved to an Indianapolis rehab facility, Good remained in the intensive care unit until this weekend.

In a statement, Good’s parents said their daughter was continuing to improve and had been taken off all monitors, IVs and tubes. She’s now out of intensive care and in a regular room. In addition, doctors removed her neck brace, and the family anticipates that she’ll soon be moved to a rehab center soon before going home.

The following is the statement from Eric and Amy Good:

After 21 days in ICU, Sidney has been moved out of ICU and into a regular room. 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 even able to be transferred by a wheel chair during the move.  

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.